Weekly Allowance
April 1st, 2010

It’s allowance time again.  Here are my favorite articles, posts, videos, and links from the past week or so.

Fish Farming – This slide show at The Huffington Post gives an interesting perspective on the ecological effects of fish farming.  I was relieved to learn the tilapia and oysters are eco-friendly.  I was disappointed to learn that shrimp are not.

PS22 – Ezra Klein at The Washington Post writes a daily blog on domestic and economic policy.  His Lunch Break posts, however, are some of my favorites.  He recently highlighted the PS22 Chorus, from an elementary school on Staten Island.  Watching these kids sing their hearts out had me completely slack-jawed.  You can watch them here and here.  

Pioneer Woman – Well, I’m fashionably late to the party on this one, but I was just recently turned onto the Pioneer Woman.  Since then I’ve killed hours trolling her site picking up recipes, photography tips, and riotous stories about her life on the ranch.

It’s Only Tuesday – This article from The Onion is old.  But as I sat in a long and boring meeting on Tuesday it came to mind.  It is exactly how I felt.  Thankfully, the week picked up on Wednesday…

We All Work – This post by Aidan Donnelley Rowley at Ivy League Insecurities really struck a nerve with me.  She brings the truth with this one.  The comments are also quite telling.

2 Responses to “Weekly Allowance”

  1. Kristen @ Motherese Says:

    Thanks for this great variety of links. I have actually never checked out the Pioneer Woman’s blog, but your recommendation goes a long way!

  2. Eva Says:

    What a great, eclectic collection. (And yes, Aidan’s post was a great thought-provoking, comment-provoking one.)