I often file away interesting tidbits that I come across while meandering (um, wasting time) on the internet. Here are a few things I’ve come across lately, that I’ve found interesting or helpful.
Atlanta Students Encouraged on First Day of School
At an all-boys school in Atlanta, returning students were greeted by over 70 men who lined the sidewalk to cheer for them, as they walked in on their first day back-to-school. There is so much to love about this–I’d love to see this happen at schools here in Virginia; what a powerful message it sends to each student. You can see the video here: Back to School
The Science of Little House on the Prairie
Growing up, I was a HUGE Little House on the Prairie fan. I always pretended that Laura Ingalls Wilder was my best friend, and that we had adventures together on the prairie, and were mean to Nellie Olson (she deserved it!)
I was delighted to come across this article over at the Smithsonian website, exploring some of the science surrounding the books. So good: Little House Science
He Nani No – How Great Thou Art
I stumbled across this recording of one of my favorite hymns–I love listening to it and singing it in English; but, my soul, there is something deeply stirring about listening to it sung in the Hawaiian language. Take a moment and listen to this rendition by Mark Yamanaka.
If I could live in a bookstore, I would. I so enjoy meandering through bookstores-whether they are big box stores such as Barnes & Noble, or small, independent used bookstores with dusty shelves and a stray cat or two. I enjoyed this list of unusual bookstores that the folks at Mental Floss put together; I want to visit all of them!: Unusual Bookstores
Eclipse Goodness–Yes, Yet Again
Ok, I promise that in subsequent Friday Findings, I’ll leave Eclipse Stuff out. But I just want to share two more great pieces here.
First, if you are curious as to what you may see of the eclipse where you live, put your zip code into the box over at Vox.com, and you will get a graphic that illustrates the eclipse path for your location: Eclipse Mapping
And lastly—check out this great news report from the 1979 Eclipse! Good ol’ Walter Cronkite; I miss that guy.