The sunday post is a weekly collection of links to things that have caught my eye around the interwebs. It’s intended to inspire, inform, and engage with you on everything from current events, to business, art, or crafting. You can find past Sunday Post entries here.
My own life – Oliver Sacks on Learning He has Terminal Cancer: The New York Times – this is such a moving and beautiful piece.
No Pain, No Gain Fifty Shades of Gray by Anthony Lane for The New Yorker – I’m not even going to touch the controversy surrounding this book and film. Though I haven’t read or seen either of them, this satirical piece totally made me chuckle.
Three Bird Nest: The Etsy Success Story Redefined by Abby Glassenburg – This is an insightful piece that’s very well written. This has been such a controversial story amongst Etsy sellers, and I can share through personal experience this very same issue has affected my sales as the marketplace has shifted from being filled with purely handmade, artisan shop owners, to include people that are re-selling imported goods. I understand the spirit behind their allowing outside manufacturing. I think it’s essential, for example, for artists creating graphic prints, or t-shirts. The shift in the marketplace has prompted me to diversify my selling methods in order to continue to grow my business, and part of me is a little sad. But the business side of me understands completely.
Sex is Tricky – Momastery by Glennon Doyle Melton – Oh my gosh. I died laughing at this hilarious blog post regarding the random questions your kids ask that make your freeze mid-motion. So much so, that our boys asked me what was so funny as I shook with mirth at my desk/dining table. Sorry, kiddos, not sharing this one!
Nine American Habits I Lost When I Moved to Germany by Vanessa Van Doren on Matador – The older I get, and the more I learn, the more I’m understanding myself. I don’t think I ever have wanted to visit Germany, in spite of that being a large part of my heritage, until I read this article. This, I can get down with. These are all characteristics of my family, and I’m finally beginning to understand! Combine that with the Jewish genes, and my biggest challenge in life is keeping my sarcastic honesty in check. Because I’ve learned the hard way, that not all people think honesty is a good thing. But the positive cultural characteristics balance it out – like, “not assuming other’s guilt”, and “offering a willing helping hand”. It’s almost me in a nutshell.
Enjoy! And I always love hearing your thoughts!