If you enjoy Studio Ghibli’s animated movies, here’s a fun option

I've never been disappointed by a Studio Ghibli movie -- a four-hour documentary free from the company's website. Looks good to me. Ponyo (2008)courtesy of Studio Ghibli Watch a free, four-part Hayao Miyazaki documentary 10 Years with Hayao Miyazaki chronicles the creative process and personal life of the iconic Studio Ghibli co-founder A four-part documentary on the … Continue reading If you enjoy Studio Ghibli’s animated movies, here’s a fun option

Handling social isolation, particularly for single elders

Next Avenue showed up on my horizon just a few years ago but is establishing a sterling reputation for helpful, and not cute, articles about productively handling later life's issues with the least stress possible. This is a classic example of its work. Easing the Isolation During the Coronavirus Crisis Stay-at-home orders can make isolation … Continue reading Handling social isolation, particularly for single elders

Andrew Lloyd Weber giving us free streams of his shows (but read terms)

https://www.upworthy.com/amp/free-broadway-shows-andrew-lloyd-webber--youtube Andrew Lloyd Webber just announced that he is airing Broadway shows for free online Annie Reneau04.03.20 The Shows Must Go On/YouTube If you're a fan of the stage and lamenting the lack of theater performances for the foreseeable future, here's some good news. Famed Broadway musical writer Andrew Lloyd Webber shared a video announcing … Continue reading Andrew Lloyd Weber giving us free streams of his shows (but read terms)

Easy ways to make a mask. Video tutorials for simple ones

You'll need to go to the link to see the masks first if you don't want to just click thru. These are about the easiest ones I've seen. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-make-face-mask-from-fabric-covid-19_l_5e834a20c5b62dd9f5d628e8?ncid=APPLENEWS00001 How To Make A No-Sew Coronavirus Face Mask With Fabric The CDC is considering recommending people wear face coverings in public. Here are a few easy … Continue reading Easy ways to make a mask. Video tutorials for simple ones

7 Things to do indoors this weekend (in NYC or elsewhere)

https://www.thrillist.com/events/new-york/things-to-do-in-nyc-this-weekend What to Do Indoors in NYC This Weekend By Rachel Pelz Updated On 04/02/2020 at 05:56PM EST The good news: Our social distancing seems to be working! Which brings us, of course, to the not-so-good news: We’re going to be doing this for a while. While we watch New York City bloom (and flirt … Continue reading 7 Things to do indoors this weekend (in NYC or elsewhere)

Board games to play now

10 Board Games From the 21st Century That Are Actually Cool By Kyler Alvord Published On 04/03/2020 @ksalvord Carcassonne | Robinotof/Shutterstock If you've ever said, "Board games? More like bored games!" you should probably close this tab and go back to arguing in r/runescape. Not that some board games aren't boring. Anything that requires reading … Continue reading Board games to play now

Reduction in human activity showing up in seismic results

If you ever doubted that human activity has an instant effect on the planet, here's a story that proves it. Decrease in heavy transportation and other weight pushing activities is letting the planet breathe a bit easier. Read on. https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00965-x Coronavirus lockdowns have changed the way Earth moves A reduction in seismic noise because of … Continue reading Reduction in human activity showing up in seismic results