Work projects have me surfing the Interweb. Some fabulous finds I want to share with you are:
1. FOUND magazine
It's easy to spend a lot of time on this site, looking at the random finds. Its mysterious photos and cryptic notes have really sparked my imagination. I laughed hysterically at some; with others, I became pensive. The site entertained me for quite a while.
The above image is the "Find of the Day" for today. Arianna Meyer in Kansas sent in this "Shopping + Guys" note, and explains:
I found this when I was moving into my new house. Someone who lived there before probably had kids who played school. Obviously this essay received an A+.
Reader submissions are the lifeblood of FOUND magazine, so submit, already.
Urbis is an online community dedicated to providing feedback on written work. Users submit their work and their "goals" for the work; other users (either "friends" or "strangers") then review the work. The site tracks the ratings and provides an analysis of what the community thinks about any given work.
According to their site:
Urbis is a community of creative people that offers sophisticated tools to help advance creativity and expose it to an audience.
If you're looking for an online writers group, Urbis could be the place.
3. Adopt the Sky
As a card-carrying member of the Cloud Appreciation Society, this site caught my eye. Readers in the U.S. now have a chance to "adopt" one square mile of sky in a symbolic effort to clean it up and help lower asthma rates. It's like the "adopt-a-highway" program, only way above our heads. The group Earthjustice, which started this project, describes what they do:
Earthjustice evens the odds in court against law-breaking industries and government agencies, protecting the environment and human health.
We do it for free. And we win...
Adopt the sky and sign the petition to tell the EPA we need better air standards now.
Cleaner air = more oxygen to the brain = more brain cells to use for writing and creative endeavors. Consider signing the petition.