Without any common theme, I thought I'd just share a few links that I really enjoyed in the past few weeks.
An op-ed piece in the New York Times earlier this week caused quite a stir in the blogosphere: Math Lessons for Locavores.
- Arduous weighed in.
- Then Crunchy Chicken.
- And then Grist put together a panel of "experts" to "debate" the issue. Um, wonderful people at Grist, I feel that I need to point out that usually in a debate, there are people arguing more than one side.
Now on to a few not-so-green-related posts just for fun:
- All Joy and No Fun: Why parents hate parenting...This article in New York magazine takes a fascinating look at those studies that claim that people with kids are less happy than those without. I've always wondered who those scientists are asking because I have three kids that make me incredibly happy...and also incredibly angry and tired and irritated, etc, etc, etc. And that's basically the conclusion of the article: people without kids have more moment-by-moment happiness, but people with kids have more of an overall feeling of contentment and purpose. The real question is which type of happiness matters more.
- In the Distance...Thanks to Jenn, I've been loving this Indietutes blog. Not for the patterns because I barely sew and have no daughters. No, it's her photo-filled philosophical rants that really get me. This one on creativity vs. waste is my favorite so far.
- Princesses Drive Me Crazy...The Artful Parent rants about why she hates little girls' obsessions with princesses. Check out the comments for a very interesting discussion.
- An Awesome Book...The Artful Parent also led me to this children's book, which you can read in entirety online. I want it.
- And last but not least: Shrimp and Grits...Joy the Baker is my current blog crush, and this letter to her future husband is my current favorite blog post ever. Check out this little sample:
Here’s what I’d like to do, Future Husband. I’d like to make you a giant bowl of shrimp and grits. I’d like for you to come home from work, sit in front of the television and watch ESPN… I’m assuming you like that sort of thing. I’ll be in standing in the kitchen eating the other half of the shrimp and grits directly from the pan while reading Martha Stewart magazine. I like that sort of thing. A lot.What peaked your interest in the blogosphere this week?