The extra hour from the end of daylight saving time came in handy this weekend, because there was a lot of good stuff to read and compile:
- Linda Hoang does some a-meow-zing market research on cat cafes during a trip to Japan.
- Deb Merriam chronicles the recent cash mob that descended upon local coffee roasters. (More events coming up: Timeraiser Edmonton and Green Drinks.)
- Sharon Yeo is back in the Food Notes saddle with plenty of news about local restaurants and other food-related tidbits.
- Jason Foster examines what the provincial budget means for the local beer business (and adds a little more in a postscript).
- On the Make Something Edmonton blog, Toscha Turner visits with Sherman Tsang of TwoFold, an innovative HR company.
- Beverley Jackman peers inside RED The Agency, where three residential units combine to make a fun space for marketing folk.
- Vickie Laliotis continues her series on blogging tips with notes about developing an editorial calendar.
- Nadine Riopel has advice on how to make your events unmissable (it’s all about the community).
- Christine Bruckmann has a list of things you can do with leftover Halloween candy.
- Thomas Wharton feels nothing can be done with those yellow-orange-and-black-wrapped candy kisses that haunt him still.
- This engagement session with Rita-Mae and Darlene on yegwed is sweeter than soda pop.
- Lori Godin has a moment of clarity about motherly love while making sugar cookies.
- My eyes are always drawn to saskatoons. This time Lillian Tse catches me with an ice cream recipe.
- Phil Wilson lists the Edmonton desserts that are so good, even a meat-lover like him will save room for them.
- Elizabeth Withey shares the essay she read at this year’s LitFest brunch, which I was lucky enough to hear.
- Paula Kirman reviews Standard Candles, the latest from poet Alice Major, who also read at the LitFest brunch.
- The latest Northern Sessions focuses on singer-songwriter Trevor McNeely.
- Bree Emmerson is charging into National Novel Writing Month, as is Devin R. Bruce in this post about storytelling.
- Laura Frey is reading Novellas in November.
- John Richardson continues to prove he is one of the most interesting people around.
Reflections and observations
- Kelly-Dawn Aulenbach plays a precious message, “a moment of happiness frozen in time.”
- A spider teaches Lindsey McNeill a lesson about life.
- Margaret Bose-Johnson’s plans to make porcupine meatballs are punctuated by a visit from a real porcupine.
- A leaf pile brings back happy memories for Kassandra Camponi.
- Jenna Marynowski previews The Best Brothers, a play about grief and brotherly love.
The rest is history
- The story of how this city deals with garbage is fascinating in Russell Cobb’s hands on the Edmonton City as Museum blog.
- Jaron Williams would love to see the recently burned-down Leamington Mansions resurrected at Fort Edmonton.
- Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail shares a bit of the foreword she wrote for Canadian Women in the Sky: 100 Years of Flight.
- Vintage Edmonton reveals that the restricted-adult cartoon Fritz the Cat and Disney’s That Darn Cat played in city theatres at the same time in 1973. Hope no one mixed them up.