If you've been holding your breath for the last week, wondering if Z was going to graduate from kindergarten, feel free to let it out now. He's officially a first grader! Apparently his singing and picture-drawing skills are up to snuff. His summer goal is to build a robot. Mine is to read as much as possible -- preferably while enjoying some sunshine. Dad is going to have to help him with the robot!
Speaking of dads, this is a wonderful Pictory slideshow of fathers and father stories.
Are you a writer that wants to marry old and new technologies? How about converting your old machine into a USB device? There's a cool (and very short) video demo on the page. (via Techland)
I'm an incredible spelling nazi and this piece, 10 Words You Need to Stop Misspelling, makes me happy. I might have seen it before but it's worth a second glance. (via Scott Perkins)
Slate has found a strange link through many modern novels -- the distant dog bark. (via The Millions)
If you're looking for a way to help the fauna of the beleaguered Gulf, check out ripple. You can donate $10 to one of two organizations (one for mammals and one for birds), send the donation confirmation in and receive a sketchcard of your choice by an artist or child. I love so many of them and hope that this project continues to earn money for some of the victims of our fossil fuel dependence. (via Booklights)
Paige of Life is a Phoenix went to Peru and took some amazing panoramic shots.
And for my nerdiest readers (not naming any names ... okay, you know I mean you Jenny!) --- Doctor "Whooo" by pu-sama (via io9)
Catching z's, rays and up,