We’re on a family mini-vacation, just a few days away to reset before school starts. But I got some reading and listening done before we left, and in the car, and here we are:
- Alyssa Lau artfully documents her recent trip to Singapore, Hong Kong and Phuket.
- Julie’s Kitchen Adventures travels to Yellowstone National Park, and shares a mushroom recipe.
- Lori Godin turns a hotel fail into a win on the road.
- Alouise Dittrick shares glimpses of her Canada travels, and sets her blogging and travel agenda for the next few months.
- Closer to home, Chris Tse recommends a couple more hidden-gem running trails.
- Sharon Yeo explores the El Mercado Tortilla Factory. (Also, she did a Culinary Q & A with me!)
A little bit of DIY
- Elyse Williams offers four easy methods to preserve your summer harvest.
- Maegan Lukian provides tips on making beautiful and long-lasting cut flower bouquets.
- The ever-creative Katryna Rae is learning calligraphy.
- Don’t forget to water city trees, says Michael Kalmanovitch of Earth’s General Store.
- Cathy Walsh experiments with homemade tonic water.
- I love smoked salmon, so Chris Falconer’s idea of fast food is perfect for me.
Moms reaching out
- Natasha Chiam lays out what she needs, instead of requiring mind-reading.
- Alexis Marie Chute offers concrete ways to help her through a very difficult time.
- Kelly-Dawn Aulenbach is working on being present amid “the long days of Motherhood.”
- Jennifer Lavallee starts a new series of profiles on The Noteworthy with a chat with writer Jessica Kluthe.
- I had a great talk with Andy Grabia about baseball, the Oilogosphere and how blogging has changed.
- Shayne Woodsmith visits with a streetcar motorman. (I also liked his chat with the bird man.)
- Adam Rozenhart visits with Anna Grimsrud, a Canadian expat living in Cape Town, South Africa.
- Chad Huculak interviews Edmonton expat Mike Winters about his new book, Cartoon Machine #2.
And in other news
- Variant Edition is hosting a panel discussion on indigenous representation in pop culture on Sept. 28.
- Get yourself a professional head shot, and look good in it, advises Lazina Mckenzie.
- Ashley looks back at the Zoolander Fashion Show held at the Valley Zoo.
- The Edmonton City as Museum Project shares Lawrence Herzog’s history of Westmount School.
- Edmonton Public School Board chairman Michael Janz outlines 11 education issues on the horizon.
- Dave Cournoyer takes a look at Alberta’s newly appointed royalty review panel.
- OilersNation counts down the top five Oilers saves (or at least goalie performances) of all time.
That’s a lot, and yet it’s a tiny fraction of what you would find on ShareEdmonton.
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