Sunday Funday: March 1

It’s been a very long week: I’ve been out with the flu for eight days now, and I think I might finally be getting better (knock on wood!). Inspired in part by Karen Walrond’s post on “simple steps for big leaps,” I’m diving back into blogging here and taking the first small step towards figuring out the next big leap in my life. Whatever it is, I want it to include writing, so here’s my small step towards the future.

I’ve always loved blogs with weekly link round-ups – you never know what you’re going to get! So here’s my first of what will be a weekly feature here on Gumption Studio: links from the past few weeks that have caught my eye.

  • Anthology magazine’s interview with food historian, author, and world traveler (at 87 years old!) Betty Fussell is absolutely delightful, and if nothing else, I encourage you to click through for the pictures. They are so full of joy!
  • I must admit, I’ve never been one for modern art, so the fact that there’s enough intent behind Jackson Pollock’s artwork that a computer can distinguish authentic paintings from fake is rather eye-opening.
  • As a font geek, I was delighted to discover this new world of glyphs thanks to Sarah (whose blog is one of my must-reads, by the way!)
  • Growing up with two parents who enjoy cooking, I have never been able to explain my own process of cooking, since I learned so much by watching and doing myself. This starter guide for learning to cook without a recipe really hits the spot.
  • Superheroes, zeitgeists, and character development? This discussion of Superman through the ages is everything I could have asked for and more!
  • It’s always nice to see that I’m not the only one dealing with a lack of confidence in my writing…
  • I appreciate food blog Pinch of Yum‘s monthly peek-behind-the-curtain in the form of their income reports, not only because of the financial information but also for the in-the-weeds discussion of their strategy, such as the discussion of Pinterest strategy here in their January report (so important for a food blog!).

And finally, I join the rest of geekdom in sadness at the loss of Leonard Nimoy last week. I’ll admit, the extent of my experience with his work was limited to the recent Star Trek reboot and the “Ballad of Bilbo Baggins,” but from everything I’ve seen and read in the last few days, I know that there is so much more to discover. He truly lived long and prospered.

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