You know those image macros that say “I have no idea what I’m doing”? That’s pretty much how I feel about everything these days.
I’d say that this letter is a case in point, but to be honest I know what I’m doing here but have just had other “latest and loudest” gardens to tend. (LOL, that’s not at all true.)
October’s one of my favorite months of the year—rich colors everywhere, cooler weather, and a simmering pervasive creepiness. Some of my favorite things!
It’s also Columbus Day in the US, and I don’t think it’s overly politically correct to note that it’s a complicated day. Historian David Perry tells us “what to tell your kids about Columbus Day.” Spoiler alert: start with the truth
As you put yourself in the mood for Halloween or Día de Muertos, I recommend you scroll through Haunted Antiques Roadshow, a tumblr blog by Bonnie Burton that collects creepy items from Antiques Roadshow. Two great tastes that taste great together!
And because I’m always trying to justify how much time I allow my kids to spend playing Minecraft:
- The Minecraft Parent by Michael Agger
- How Videogames Like Minecraft Actually Help Kids Learn to Read
- This Minecraft Map Of Great Britain Was Built Using 83 Billion Blocks
On my perennial hobby horse of living a balanced life in a world gone mad:
- Should We Live Life, Or Capture It?
- Erin Kissane on “Ditching Twitter”
- How a Nightly Walk Can Change Your Life
- New Glarus Spotted Cow: Overrated Beer From An Underrated State
- The History of Iron Maiden’s Brazil Triumphs
- A Field Guide To American Truthers. Be sure to pay close attention to the fact that you live in a world WHERE PEOPLE CARE WHETHER STEVIE WONDER IS REALLY BLIND.
Enjoy the daylight that’s left, my friends. Until next time,