I’m writing this on our new deck, in the sunshine, trying to soak up all of this summer and keep it in my heart till winter. I’m also marvelling at all of the interesting things I read and listened to this week:
- Turning a year older causes Mike Ross to perform a statistical analysis of lucky numbers in fortune cookies.
- Brandon Schatz recently turned 30, and apparently it’s a thing (pfft, amateurs). Also, his store is having a Doctor Who Comics Day, which I’ll be attending.
- Vickie Laliotis commissioned beautiful bridesmaid ask cards from local designer Justine Ma.
- Jenna Marynowski has been previewing Fringe shows via fun and informative Q & As with the creators.
- The What It Is podcast kicked off its Forceful Fringe Promotion, with more to come.
- Kristen Finlay is directing two Fringe shows this year, and is singing and dancing in both!
- Filmmaker Lindsey McNeill reports back from the Fantasia Film Festival and Frontières Film Market in Montreal.
- Paul Matwychuk and Erin Fraser compare and contrast The Saddest Music in the World and Strange Brew on Trash, Art and the Movies.
- Shawn Gramiak of The Movie Jerks examines his feelings about actor Tom Edgerton. (Speaking of The Movie Jerks, here’s the latest episode, a bit of a departure but still fun.)
- Elyse Williams takes a medicinal plant walk through Mill Creek Ravine.
- Dustin Bajer is looking for help to expand Edmonton’s food forest.
- Raising Edmonton has some tips for visiting the corn maze.
- Andy Grabia takes a deep look at the career of Alberta’s own Helen Nicol, a star pitcher in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
- Elizabeth Withey trades a story for a symbol of home.
- Jenny Adams realizes how fast her babies are growing up.
- Valerie Lugonja has a wonderful visit with her brand-new grandson.
- Northern Sessions shot two videos with singer-songwriter Braden Gates, who you may have heard at the Edmonton International Airport (or at least I have).
- Adina J analyzes the numbers on half a year of shopping.
- The latest Vintage Edmonton podcast features 1970s mainstay (and possessor of a great head of hair) Jack Hennig.
- Adam Snider weighs the pros and cons of blogging on Medium.
- Marty Forbes makes the case for local management of radio stations.
- OilersNation is running a meme contest that legit made me laugh out loud.
- My latest podcast is with Laura Frey, the clever and well-read blogger behind Reading in Bed, who recommended a boatload of blogs, podcasts and YouTubers.
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