Things I found on the internet: silence, St. Louis, and the “screw this!” stage
A lot of neat stuff crosses my desk (read: phone) that I want to share, but because I often only have time for a drive-by “like” these days, I decided a link roundup is the way to go. If you find something interesting, too, leave a comment and let’s talk about it!
Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books: Kindles are great, but comprehension and engagement go up, along with a sense of control and peace, when you read a physical book. (I feel vindicated.)
The Cheapskate Guide to St. Louis: My old stomping grounds! If you’re looking for a fun place to visit this summer that’s basically driving distance from everywhere, STL is your city.
The Badass Rogue Who Cross-Dressed and Duelled Her Way to Infamy: You probably don’t know anything about Julie d’Aubigny, aka Mademoiselle Maupin, but you really, really should.
How to Get Past the “Screw This!” Stage of Creativity: Getting good at something requires spending time doing one thing and pushing through the ugly middle, even when you think you suck.
64 Highlights of the Internet’s Early Years, from the First Webcam to a Net Art Gallery: Remember the dancing baby? ACSII art? This is an entire exhibit devoted to a time when the internet was still made of tubes.
‘Wonder Woman’ Might Be the Most Accurate On-Screen Depiction of Biblical Womanhood, And Here’s Why: A refreshing faith-based take on how the latest superhero movie speaks to women.
Silence is a space for something new to happen: A collection of wisdom about the value of silence in a noisy world.