Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Transgender Law Center is hiring! Spread the word. (Thanks, Sparkle Queen!)

The New York Public Library now has TINY TRAINS that deliver books. This is adorable (and useful, too).

The Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards for 2016 are out, and they are amazing.

Also amazing and out now: the Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners! 

Have a good Thanksgiving, everyone. Folderol will be erratic for the new few weeks, but we’ll be around.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

For the soulless golem in all of us – the brilliant Molly Crabapple is using this insanity to raise funds for the Center for Constitutional Rights. (An alternate t-shirt at Redbubble raises funds for the ACLU!)

The rest of today’s links come to you from the UK, courtesy of Julie (thanks so much, Julie!).

Have you ever seen a fog bow before? It’s like a white rainbow. Maybe it’s heralding Gandalf the White. We can hope.

A museum's mummified crocodiles have hidden a secret for centuries – mummified baby crocodiles! Sobek was well pleased. most likely.

Monday, November 21, 2016

As we plunge into holiday season, posts will be erratic here for the rest of the year, most likely (also, I have some vacation days to use up). Thanks for reading, as always.

From Julie: Phantom big cats in the UK! I’m all for them.

Being a librarian with a date stamp, I could probably make these t-shirts myself, but it’s a fun idea.

And here’s your song of the day.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

Small acts: Help out Mabel, a feisty feline who has battled a bunch of ailments over the years. I have a soft spot for Mabel – feisty tabbies are the best.

Politico is tracking what we’re calling a transition (some, like me, may instead call it a trainwreck in progress) and also has a PDF newsletter. 

Moment of light: Yayoi Kusama’s art is wonderful, and you can see a current exhibition of hers online.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Small act of the day: TransLawHelp is here to do what it says. Spread the word. (Many thanks to Sparkle Queen for the link.)

Smile of the day: Sesame Street takes on the mannequin challenge. (Probably the most intricate one I’ve seen so far!)

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

A photographer has tracked down the people in his works and recreated the shots. It’s really amazing, and there are background stories to the people in the photos. Chris Porsz’s other galleries are great as well.

I’ve joined the ACLU and set up a monthly donation. They're already hard at work. Consider it, won’t you?

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Southern Poverty Law Center is tracking hate incidents – if you’ve seen or experienced something, report it here. 

You can also contribute to a fund helping legal name/gender changes. 

For those who need a break, the Richard Balzer collection of images in motion is pretty neat, if somewhat hypnotizing. The full collection is here.