Happy Tuesday + Links I Love


misty copeland

It’s a beautiful Tuesday with lots of sunshine. I hope you’re having a great week so far. April is Daffodil Month. Look out for volunteers selling pins at Brookfield Place, CBC Building, Columbus Centre, Royal Bank Plaza, Scotia Plaza Tower, TD Bank Centre, Telus Building, Hudson’s Bay Centre, Manulife Centre and St. Lawrence Market. Make a donation, wear your daffodil pin and support Canadians living with cancer.

I’m in the mood to work on my balance and posture, so it’s back to The Extension Room for me this week. I haven’t been in ages so wish me luck!

To jump start your week, here are my favourite finds from around the web. Click away!

+ Happy National Volunteer Week. How are you celebrating service?

+ Must-watch: Misty Copeland’s perseverance.

+ The NY Times review of Copeland in the Washington Ballet’s production of ‘Swan Lake’.

+ Lunch, Not Landfill: Nonprofit Rescues Produce Rejected at U.S. Border. Yolanda Soto “runs Borderlands Food Bank, which rescues between 35 and 40 million pounds of safe, edible fruits and vegetables headed for the landfill each year. That’s about one serving of produce for every child in the U.S.”

+ For the toolbox: How to brown butter.

+ Video of Walter Scott killing is but a glimpse of police misconduct. Timothy Lynch says, “Walter Scott was shot and killed by police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, S.C. By Tuesday, local authorities had charged Slager with murder. That’s no wonder. Most of the episode was captured on a cellphone video that offers damning evidence of criminal conduct.”

+ The National Ballet of Canada’s production of The Sleeping Beauty. A vivid childhood memory: dancing the part of Aurora.

+ Spring breakfast inspiration: Lemon Ricotta Stuffed Syrian Pancakes with Lavender Passionfruit Syrup, Drippy Eggs with Asparagus French Toast Grilled Cheese Soldiers, and Grilled Pineapple Caprese Eggs Benedict with Coconut-Almond Hollandaise.

+ New releases: I picked up Kimberly McCreight’s new thriller, Where They Found Her over the weekend. Finished it last night. A tightly-woven thriller with strong characterization.

(Photo of Misty Copeland as Odette from NPR)

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