Weekly Finds – Miniature pyramids, Viking hoards, underground cities, character pet peeves, and stone gods

Articles of the week: Miniature Pyramids of Sudan by Eric A. Powell Archaeologists excavating on the banks of the Nile have uncovered a necropolis where hundreds of small pyramids once stood Hoards of the Vikings by Daniel Weiss Evidence of trade, diplomacy, and vast wealth on an unassuming island in the Baltic Sea 7 PsychologyContinue reading “Weekly Finds – Miniature pyramids, Viking hoards, underground cities, character pet peeves, and stone gods”

Weekly Finds – Euphemisms, mermaids, writing a series, Old Hag Syndrome, and more

Articles of the Week: The hidden dangers of euphemisms by Mark Peters This sneaky language is the enemy of clarity, from George Orwell to your office. The last mermaids of Japan by Mike MacEacheran The Ama are Japan’s last population of female shell divers. But with their way of life and culture increasingly under threat,Continue reading “Weekly Finds – Euphemisms, mermaids, writing a series, Old Hag Syndrome, and more”

Weekly Finds – Shaping Human History, Photographing Dreams, Creative Burnouts, and Hidden Buddhas

Articles of the week The tree that shaped human history – by Mike Shanahan Fig trees have not only witnessed history but have shaped it and they could even enrich our future The man who tried to photograph thoughts and dreams – by Josh Gabbatiss A French Commandant’s belief that he could photograph the innerContinue reading “Weekly Finds – Shaping Human History, Photographing Dreams, Creative Burnouts, and Hidden Buddhas”

6 000-year Old Traditions, Strange Relics, Epic Fantasy, and a Universe of Books

Podcast of the Week: From One Novel to a Universe of Books. Writing a Series That Sells With David Wood – The Creative Penn Video of the Week: Medieval Warfare (Part 1) by The Faculties This is the first video in a three-part series. Articles of the Week: Epic Fantasy: Is there such a thingContinue reading “6 000-year Old Traditions, Strange Relics, Epic Fantasy, and a Universe of Books”

Weekly Finds – Mesa Verde, the Oldest Writing and Trees’ Language

A mini Weekly Finds this week… Video of the Week Articles of the week: Mesa Verde’s surprising story The culture that once thrived at Mesa Verde National Park was rich, complex and far-reaching – and it didn’t mysteriously disappear. The World’s Oldest Writing Used by scribes for more than three millennia, cuneiform writing opens aContinue reading “Weekly Finds – Mesa Verde, the Oldest Writing and Trees’ Language”

Deep Time, Secret Libraries, and Lost Species

This week I’m at the SASMARS Conference, so it’s going to be a bit of a shorter Weekly Finds as I’m compiling this earlier in the week. I do hope you still enjoy all these links! Videos of the Week: Can we bring back lost species? – by PHD Comics Deep Time: Crash Course AstronomyContinue reading “Deep Time, Secret Libraries, and Lost Species”

Folklore, Volcanic Eruptions, Prehistoric Animals, Discworld Art, and Creativity and Mental Illness

Hope you enjoy these Weekly Finds like I did! And guess what? It’s weekend! Podcasts of the Week: Both highly recommended… The Folklore Podcast What makes The Folklore Podcast so special is that many of the episodes feature eminent folklorists from around the world: researchers, authors and professors in their fields.  Creativity and Mental IllnessContinue reading “Folklore, Volcanic Eruptions, Prehistoric Animals, Discworld Art, and Creativity and Mental Illness”

Lost cities, digital collections, the emergence of life and the age of outrage

This week holds a bumper collection of videos, articles, and podcasts that I’ve found interesting during the week. Enjoy!