This week’s blog roundup includes history; feminism and phenomenal women; lessons and learning; business advice and examples; frocks and such; and, of course, opinions of all kinds.
- On Vintage Edmonton, Rev Recluse has a special on the closed-circuit showing in Edmonton of The Beatles in Washington.
- Sonic 102.9 shares Gather Media’s video on the resurrection of the Mercer Building.
- Anna Marie Sewell updates the Reconciling Edmonton project, and what it revealed about the absences in our collective memory.
- Colleen Murray finds treasure in historical Edmonton building permits.
- Lindy Pratch revisits a book after finding a review of it that she wrote 23 years ago.
- Dave Cournoyer takes a look at the history of women in politics in Alberta.
- Natasha Chiam is not down with the hate directed towards “wife and mother” Kim Kardashian for posting nude pictures of herself.
- Trent Wilkie is not down with the criticism directed towards his wife after a story ran about his life as a stay-at-home dad.
- Ashley celebrates International Women’s Day with her grad pictures and thoughts on supporting the sisterhood.
- Sable Chan interviews Kim Denis, conductor of Shumayela, a choir for kids in junior high.
- Donloree Hoffman has an eventful trip to Mexico, and comes home with renewed resolve to make the best of every moment.
- Alexis Marie Chute reflects on summer as her happy place, and how the sunshine helped her heal after a loss.
- Stephen Robinson documents the making of his TEDx talk about 52Skillz, which makes Skill 68 acquired during this project.
- Dave Von Bieker tries out talking to — and listening to — strangers on Anchor.
- Mack Male learns how to cook with pulses (beans, lentils, chickpeas, etc.) through #3SkillsYEG.
- Vickie Laliotis offers advice on drawing a clear line between work and your personal life, not an easy thing for a lifestyle blogger.
- Alyssa Lau does a tutorial on how to write or draw on your Instagram photos.
- Jeremy Derksen tells the story of a grown man returning to the ski hill after a bad experience in school.
- Beth Sanders considers what she learned from a course she failed.
- Bill Thompson learns how the Harry Potter generation reads differently from his own.
- Elyse Williams previews Seedy Sunday, your chance to get your garden on with local cultivators on March 20.
Being in business
- Todd Babiak is making quite the art project out of marketing his latest novel, Son of France. It includes Kijiji and hummus sponsorship.
- Stacey Knopp chats with wedding planner Jennifer Bergman about the changing nature of her business.
- Nikki Van Dusen explains her shift from consulting to working full-time at the Art Gallery of Alberta.
- Cherie Klassen offers three ways to re-energize your business during an economic downturn.
- Non-compete clauses actually hurt your business instead of protecting it, says Leanne Brownoff.
- Lori Godin notes how birthday party invitations become currency in the world of little kids.
- Christine Bruckmann has the scoop on Facebook Consignment sales in Edmonton.
- I am loving these ’60s glam photo shoots Katryna Rae has been doing with clothes she has sewn herself.
- Can I get enough of Nicole Rowan’s Pinterest-inspired poses? No, I cannot.
- Adina J shares the haul from her 10th annual clothes swap.
- Phil Wilson pits sister restaurants against each other in the latest instalment of his brunch odyssey.
- Radical Citizen Media’s Paula Kirman covers the anti-NDP protest that happened at the legislature during the Throne Speech.
- David Climenhaga comments on what was said in the Throne Speech.
- Lowetide is finding Saturday nights with the Oilers less than satisfying.
- There’s no need to change the NHL draft lottery rules, notwithstanding whining about the Oilers, writes Ryan Batty.
So much more can be found in the blogs feed at ShareEdmonton. My picks are also stored on my Flipboard magazine.
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