A lot of the blogs that caught my eye this week have business focus, maybe because I’m working on a business of my own here. Take a look:
Getting down to business
- The farmers’ markets are about to move inside, and Elyse Williams of The Local Good has a full list of where to find them.
- Poppy Barley has a smart and beautiful magazine on business, family and big dreams.
- Beverley Jackman profiles Of Mountains and Mangoes, a boutique that recent soft-launched in a lovely loft.
- Jennifer Fisk shares 10 lessons she’s learned through 10 years of business.
- Erika Barootes reflects on how Blitz Conditioning has put the lean startup method into action.
- Quite a few local bloggers attended BlogPodium in Vancouver. Check out the insights that Nicole Winski of dutchie love, Kristina of Inspired by Lynne, and Diana of 204 Park brought home.
- Vivian Binnema previews the non-fiction fabulousness that LitFest is bringing to Edmonton this month.
- Savanna Harvey reviews Al Purdy was Here, a documentary about the great Canadian poet, which is playing at the Edmonton International Film Festival.
- Matt Bowes reviews a book about a historical moment I remember well: Satanic Panic: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s.
- Speaking of the ’80s, find out on the Curious Arts blog how the costume designer for Beyond Therapy recreates that era on stage.
- Rev Recluse finds a letter to the editor from 1958 revealing a rivalry between Ross Sheppard and Victoria high schools.
- It’s always a treat when Laurie MacFayden posts her poetry on spatherdab: friday nights in grade 8 and there’s just us now.
- Lindy Pratch finds delight in Patrick deWitt’s Undermajordomo Minor.
- Alexis Marie Chute shares a powerful story at the Baby Steps Memorial Walk to Remember, on what it’s like for bereaved parents to make their way through grief.
- Natasha Chiam wants changes to the way journalists write about domestic violence.
- Dave Cournoyer has a primer on how to cast your vote in the federal election. (You can hear more from Dave on the latest Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast.)
- Lindsey McNeill is a Sexy Voter, and she wants you to be one, too.
- David Climenhaga takes a look at what ex-Conservative, now independent candidate Brent Rathgeber is saying about his former party.
- Michael Ross takes a close, data-driven look at alternatives to the first-past-the-post system.
- Rhonda Krause gets over her fear of horses to take a beautiful trail ride at Lake Louise.
- Justina Smith outlines how she goes through life by giving and receiving.
- I don’t read a lot of car reviews, but Tom Sedens piqued my interest with an electric smart car, and he did not disappoint.
- Valerie Lugonja reflects on her family through the dishes she serves at Thanksgiving.
- Cathy Walsh rescues a bag of hard brown sugar and turns it into a sweet concoction called penuche.
- The Northern Sessions captures a couple of songs from Men of Motown.
- Vickie Laliotis is committed to restoring order to her beauty products.
- Lori Godin offers fun and sneaky ways to get your kids to practice spelling.
That’s just a snippet. You can find much more at ShareEdmonton. I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, and I share stuff on Twitter: @seenandheardyeg and @karenunland. Check out my podcast roundup on Fridays.
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