|From the Smithsonian|
There's no doubt about it. We are writers living in "interesting" times. I'm almost ashamed to admit that when my first activity was cancelled last week, I did a little dance.
Not that social distancing is working out as expected. So far it means that my extroverts are clingy and crabby because they don't get to go anywhere. Me? I’m wondering where the social distance is. It doesn’t help that I’ve got a huge Friday deadline.
But we might as well take advantage of being stuck at home. If you are reading this, I’m going to assume that you’ve got online access.
Free Books on Social Justice
For the next two weeks, ten Haymarket e-books are available for free. If you are interested in social justice, the books range from Ecosocialism by Michael Lowy to Disposable Domestics by Grace Chang. You can see the whole list here.
Prefer a classic like Chaucer or Chekov or Chomsky? Check out this list of 800 free ebooks at Open Culture.
12 Museums with Virtual Tours. Travel and Leisure has a post about video museum tours online. Possibilities include the Guggenheim in NYC, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, Florence’s Uffizi Gallery. Check out the full list here.
Even More Museums.
MCN or the Museum Computer Network has a fantastic list of online resources. Me? I’m looking forward to poking through the virtual Smithsonian and NASA.
MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) Learning.
If you want to take a writing class, look here on WOW. But if you want to learn about International Women’s Health and Human Rights, Understanding the Brain, or Science and Cooking, check out this 54 course list at Business Insider.
Coursera is my go-to location for MOOCs. I’ve taken classes on Egyptology, Ancient Rome, Astrobiology and evolution. Check out the full list here.
Maybe you don’t want to think that hard and you just want to gaze a pandas or whales. Travel and Leisure comes through once again with a post on zoos with live camera feeds.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’d like to meet this deadline. I found a class I have to take and there are museums and books and animals that need my attention.
Sue Bradford Edwards' is the author of over 25 books for young readers. To find out more about her writing, visit her blog, One Writer's Journey. Sue is also the instructor for Research: Prepping to Write Nonfiction for Children and Young Adults. The next session begins May 4th, 2020.