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What’s Inside Molly’s Head, February 2018

February 14, 2018
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I haven’t done a “link sharing” post in a while, but I always like sharing interesting articles that you might have missed if you’re just reading sewing blogs:

  • What defines you? For most Americans we describe what we do for work first, and I’m definitely guilty of this, but what we do outside of work is just as important. The Cut did a whole series on hobbies.
  • Star Wars Spoilers if you click this link, but I totally agree with the author’s idea that in order for the Last Jedi to be a great movie, you had to read the books first (yes, multiple, there are so many Star Wars books coming out right now it’s impossible to keep up). Not a good marketing plan I think.
  • Protest poems
  • Recipes as we know them were the work of science and industrialization.
  • While we’re on the food topic: what is “processed food”
  • Explaining the Midwest
  • The history of blue jeans has been whitewashed
  • Survey’s keep saying American’s trust in the media is at an all time low, but I don’t really get it. Maybe people have just forgotten how to tell the difference between reliable sources with good writing and gaping plot holes?
  • A lot of people have been quoting Martin Luther King Jr. recently, and in the last year, but I kept hearing the same “hate cannot drive out hate” quote. He had so many that were just as, if not more, powerful so it’s worth rereading some of his work. “Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly”
  • When your dignity and your freedom are on the line, the clothes you can afford shouldn’t stop you from getting a fair trial.
  • We’re still ignoring CTE, just like the NFL wants us to.
  • NPR reported on a really interesting study asking if we can actually have the good life for everyone on the planet while still being sustainable… currently, we’re failing but that doesn’t mean we can’t turn it around.

Hm, that got kindof political and protesty… but that’s the world we live in. If we’re not calling people out, we’re part of the problem. Here’s a cat:

~Molly

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 17, 2018 9:59 am

    I loved the last Star Wars movie! Without having read the books! But if reading the books means I’ll REALLY love it, so much the better! That was a lot of exclamation points. Throat clearing. Moving on. I get what you mean about Americans defining ourselves through our jobs. When somebody has a new squeeze the first question is always “What does he/she do?” and then the analysis starts…

  2. February 18, 2018 11:27 am

    Oh, goodie! Another post from you with a list of interesting links. I love these posts.

    I LOVED the latest SW movie, without reading any of the books. I must say, I didn’t grow up watching anything SW – it was something that we sort of fell into as a family… long unlikely story… but as part of us (me and my 3 daughters) learning all we could about the SW universe as it existed 4 years ago, I purchased “The Essential Readers Companion” which walked through the written canon in chronological order. It was helpful, and we purchased a few compilations of Dark Horse comic books for the characters and history that interested us the most. But now? Ha! I’ll just wookiepeedia anything I want to know, borrow the books from the library, if I REALLY want to know, and leave it at that. My days of being a (very slight) geek are over.

    And I loved the link on denim. This is a piece of history I’m a little familiar with, but the whitewashing just plain annoys me sometimes.

    Thanks for a thought-provoking post!

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