Just discovered Ida Frosk’s food art blog. Love her creations and mission to keep food fun and healthy.
I’m not proud of it, but I used to loathe Natalie Merchant. My trouble with her was almost entirely wrapped up in the song “Kind and Generous,” in which I found her voice grating.
I sort of love her now (thanks almost entirely to Ophelia), and very much enjoyed this Hairpin piece looking back on Natalie Merchant’s role in Lilith Fair. (The piece gets bonus points for mentioning other 90s goodies like BMG, hidden tracks (!) and when we saw Paula Cole’s hairy armpits on the Grammys).
So, there you have it. People can change. Although I still don’t care for Alanis Morissette as a singer/songwriter. She did just fine in her role on Weeds, though.
Mr. Rogers and Koko.
Fred Rogers on facing sadness and anger
Confronting our feelings and giving them appropriate expression always takes strength, not weakness. It takes strength to acknowledge our anger, and sometimes more strength yet to curb the aggressive urges anger may bring and to channel them into nonviolent outlets. It takes strength to face our sadness and to grieve and to let our grief and our anger flow in tears when they need to. It takes strength to talk about our feelings and to reach out for help and comfort when we need it.
From “20 Gentle Quotations from Mister Rogers” over at Mental Floss.
For continual creative sustenance.