It’s the last roundup of 2014! Here’s some end-of-the-year reading for you that isn’t a best-of or year-in-review list (though it may contain some):
My Montréalaise sister-in-law got me this for Christmas. She gets me, no? Merci, Emilie, and nice work, Far Sky Map Works.
First, let’s get Christmas out of our system:
- Sally Scott notes the “shop local, shop early, shop often” spirit was as alive 100 years ago as it is today.
- Lowetide shares a kind of Christmas letter that is infinitely more charming than the current Oilers season.
- Brad Ferguson bends A Visit from St. Nicholas into a call for a sales tax or something like it.
- Sarah Chan offers a window into her holiday world, including a delightful picture of her husband the mayor on the LRT with a snowman.
- Trent Wilkie and his family receive an unexpected gift.
And now, some retrospectives:
- On Gig City, Michael Senchuk counts down the top 10 Edmonton records of the year.
- Also on Gig City, Chad Huculak footnotes his most notable End of the Earth comics.
- John Harry Kim shares a mesmerizing video of the best shots of 2014 at the Edmonton Table Tennis Club.
- David Climenhaga names Alison Redford Alberta’s person of the year.
Enough — let’s look ahead:
- Dave Cournoyer has high hopes for City Charters for Edmonton and Calgary in 2015.
- At Breakfast Jones, libbytree is gearing up for an animation project, and shares some beautiful art along the way.
- Little Miss Andrea continues her quest for #yegnoodlesoups with a review of Yuzen, with a promise for more throughout the winter.
- Marcia Hamm has some bubbly suggestions heading into New Year’s Eve.
You can find more posts, all year-round, at ShareEdmonton. The blogs are here, but there are news links and events, too.
I put my picks in a Flipboard magazine for your perusal. And I’m on Twitter @karenunland.