It’s Spring Break, and the weather is acting like it, too, which certainly helps the mood. I found a lot of good stuff this week, so I’m letting this run, because maybe you have a little extra time for good reading.
Michelle Peters-Jones explores what it means to grow up and how we navigate the expectations of our generations on her way to some divine-looking recipes, including one for the charmuri depicted above. (Photo from The Tiffin Box, used with permission.)
A bit of a business theme emerged from my picks this week:
- Wanye Gretz gets into the whys and wherefores of his latest venture, a cafe/store/co-working space called Little Brick. (Learn more about the place from co-founder Nate Box’s interview on The Unknown Studio podcast.)
- Poppy Barley is organizing a workshop for entrepreneurs and small-business owners on setting yourself up to share your product with the world.
- Owen Brierley reveals the secret superpower that is vital to the success of visual artists and designers.
- Kendyl Lauzon reflects on what she’s learned from a month of freelancing.
- Karlynn Johnston gets down to the business of writing a cookbook and how that meshes with being a blogger.
On the city-building and civic history beat:
- Andrew Leach hopes to see Mill Creek flowing again as part of the Valley Line LRT project.
- Erik Backstrom finds a little bit of Edmonton all over the place.
- Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is starting a new project on the Charles Camsell hospital.
And, somewhat miscellaneously:
- Everything Maegan Lukian makes is beautiful, including her garburator cleaning cubes.
- The Edible Woman turns 3, and there’s cake!
- Sandy-Joe Karpetz pays tribute to her stylish Baba Jean.
- Glenn Kubish remembers his time in the Knothole Gang at Clarke Stadium.
- Sharon Yeo reviews SPUD and puts it into context of other grocery delivery services.
- Chris Tse finds a hero at Ronald McDonald House.
- Nikita-Kiran Singh chats with Jonathan Schaeffer, education visionary and dean of science at the University of Alberta.
- And finally, beautifully and longingly, we are the artists, a poem by Laurie MacFayden.