Historically Correct Costumes

Tongue in cheek, I think.

Awesome Cakes

I just discovered the Icing Artist YouTube channel. This woman makes the cutest looking cakes and she makes it look, while not easy, not too hard. One day I will try to make something she’s done, but that will be after I’ve finished all the writing I’m working on.

She is a true artist!

Sepia Saturday

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This week we’re tripping the light fantastic and sharing photos about dancers or dancing.

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Valentina Blinova in L’Oiseau de feu [The Firebird], Ballets Russes, Sydney, 1936-1937 / Max Dupain

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Russian ballet dancer. Source: National Library of Australia. Circa 1936.

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Greek Dancing, British Museum, 1890

 

How to Dance the Charleston

Singing in the Rain

STOMP

Jordan B Peterson

I recently discovered Jordan Peterson’s videos through Scott Adams of Dilbert fame. I first saw Peterson’s interview with the British broadcaster where he eludes her attempt to make him seem like an offensive, non-PC, heartless villain. I’m enjoying learning more from this gentleman and scholar. (Yeah, I’ve noticed the dearth of gentlemen and scholars, too.)

What he says is straightforward, commonsense, and I think most people I know follow his advice already because they had parents who provided such wisdom. Yet I do know that we all have blindspots and that blame is a tempting easy-out. The video is a healthy reminder and we all need those from time to time.

Below is a sample of the videos Peterson has made himself. These videos are getting a lot of attention and call for more responsible, mature behavior from all of us. No more Peter Pan Complex.

What? Tide Pods?

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Don’t eat these! They’re poisonous!

I just learned that teens and 20-somethings are making videos of themselves eating detergent pods. The health risk is great and some have even died. This challenge has gone viral. I don’t get it. There seems to be no upside I can see in this behavior other than fame? There’s a lot of better ways to get attention.

I haven’t viewed any of these videos as I don’t want someone’s statistics on YouTube to go up.

“O mores, o tempora!”

Thanksgiving Dinner Strategy

Reasonable ideas to not blow your healthy eating habits with Thanksgiving. I admit I’ll indulge more. I think your daily eating habits are what makes the difference. I can do better with that and resist the temptation to hibernate and eat heavier food as winter nears.

How to Read More

With so many To Be Read (TBR) books, I would like to know how to accomplish this. I feel I haven’t read as much this year as in the past. Yes, it’s been a topsy turvy year so that’s one reason.

Also, I haven’t taken the train as much. Whenever I go into the city on the train I get a good chunk of reading done. I always bring 2 or 3 books to switch them up.