I'm getting around to this a little later than usual but don't worry, it hasn't gone stale. Check out the Weekend Widget in the right sidebar, readers, and enjoy your evening Sift.
A- Arterpillar posts some artist opportunities for South Florida.
B- Celebrity photographer Brian Smith is a former Miami Herald photographer who will be appearing at the book fair this weekend and Random Pixels explains why you should go see him.
C- Shorter Obalesque...
I'm a party at mealtime.D- It's that time of year again so Redland Rambles starts us off with Week 1 of your CSA share.
E- Burger Beast has the results from last night's Thanksgiving Dinner Food Truck Event and gives us what may be the first glimpse of The Chowfather on the internets.
F- Hello, I'm Scott writes his Ode to the Twinkie.
As I bite into it, the feel-good memory lasts exactly a moment. The chemical sponge cake assaults my taste buds. I think that perhaps it hasn’t aged properly yet. That the preservatives need to be given a couple more years to set in. Or perhaps there was a miniscule hole in the plastic wrapping, making the cake more gooey than it should be. Perhaps that little bit of air changed the very chemical structure of the snack. I’ve seen enough science fiction movies to know that when air gets into things that are supposed to be sealed tight, it can have devastating ramifications. Usually involving aliens.G- Salty Eggs interviews a South Florida radical.
Can you tell me why it was hard to get used to the General Assemblies, and why it was effective at preventing mansplaining?H- Go Hydrology! gives us a good sense of just how straight the Tamiami Trail really is.
I wasn’t used to the consensus model. I was more used to the democratic model. Basically the majority opinion would prevail. When I was working with the Revolutionary Communist Youth Brigade, it was even more structured in the sense that we had specific people leading meetings who were trying to uphold a group line and struggling for the rest of the people there to agree with that line and act on it. It was pretty centralized. So I was more used to that kind of structure, where the political line was already defined and there was already a common goal articulated before even coming together. A meeting would have a common purpose that we would efficiently try to accomplish.