Edmonton blog roundup: Nov. 2, 2015

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:

Neko-No-Jikan-Japan-Cat-Cafe, Linda Hoang
One of the many kitties Linda Hoang encountered on her recent tour of cat cafes in Japan. (Photo from linda-hoang.com, used with permission).
Enterprise
Sweetness
  • 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.
Writing life
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.

You’ll find more at ShareEdmonton. I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, and I share stuff on Twitter: @seenandheardyeg and @karenunland.

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