Linkity for 11 February 2018

More linkity! This will be a semi-regular feature on the blog because I like sharing fun things with you, but it’s not going to be a weekly post because that takes too much work.¬† ūüėȬ† Much of this isn’t new news anymore, since I’ve been compiling links off and on since the last linkity post. Still, they’re things I enjoyed.

Pantsville Press had a blog post with a method of blocking cowls that is obvious now that I’ve seen it, but wasn’t something I would have thought of on my own.

Did you see the Total Lunar Eclipse a week and a half ago? (I didn’t. I was sleeping.) If you missed it like I did, here are some pictures.

RIP, Ursula K. Le Guin. (Lark @ Bookwyrm’s Hoard had a wonderful post celebrating her life.)

Some Wednesday Wisdom from BookBum that I particularly enjoyed.

Thank you all for your lovely replies to my news about my friend’s cancer. However, since I posted that, I’ve been trying to figure out what more we all can do in order to prevent as many people as possible from having to go through what her family is dealing with right now. Here’s what I came up with:

  1. Donate, if you can. We most recently donated to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, which I’m happy to say is on Consumer Report’s “good” list. It’s also on Charity Watch’s list of top-rated charities, along with several other cancer prevention & research charities.
  2. Get checked. I mentioned this before, but make sure that you do all the recommended cancer screenings.
  3. Spread the word. If you can encourage your family and friends to get their screenings, and they tell their family and friends, then soon we’ll have a chain-reaction of testing and prevention.

And to end with something a little happier, even though it’s not technically a link…

My friend Chris sent me my very own Rainbow Scribble Doodle for the holidays. Now that the holiday decorations are all packed away, I framed the Doodle to bring some brightness to my mornings. It’s hanging on the wall of my bathroom vanity area (not in a spot where it’s going to get water damage from being near the shower) so I have a bit of rainbow brightness when I wake up in the morning.