Author Archives: lydias

Suggestion Saturday: July 29, 2017

Here is this week’s list of poems, essays, arguments, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. The Phantom Traffic Jams via MBTTTR. I couldn’t agree with this more. Telling Our Stories. As I mentioned two weeks ago, I discovered Lucille Clifton’s poetry earlier this month. Here is another wonderful selection from her catalogue.… Read More

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How Social Media Is Changing the Rules About Spoilers

Those of you who have been following me for years might remember my post from 2014 about hating spoilers. Since then I’ve been paying attention to how social media – especially Twitter – has been changing the rules about if, whether, and when it’s okay to share spoilers. It was especially interesting to see how… Read More

Suggestion Saturday: July 22, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, lists, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Summer Friends. Summer is about half over now. This is a funny take on one of my least favourite parts of this season. Hopefully all of us will be able to build elaborate sandcastles this summer instead… Read More

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5 Reasons Why You Should Read Science Fiction and Fantasy

This past weekend I tried to remember the first science fiction or fantasy book I ever read. After a lot of deliberation, I believe that traditional fairy tales were what originally drew me into this genre. Some of my earliest memories about books in general involve borrowing fairy tale collections from my local library. After… Read More

Suggestion Saturday: July 15, 2017

Here is this week’s list of poems, videos, comic strips, essays, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. The picture on the left reminds me of the “Choose Peace” link on this list. 7 Venn Diagrams About Teaching via JamesTheo. This made me grin. The Photograph: A Lynching. The imagery in this poem… Read More

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How Mindfulness Helps Me When I Wake Up too Early

As I’ve mentioned on this site before, my circadian rhythm is strongly affected by how many hours of daylight we have in Ontario. I can’t help but to wake up when the sun rises no matter what part of the year it is. This process begins at about 5 a.m. in June and July, so… Read More

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Can a Blog Post Be Too Short?

I like to read short blogs so write short blogs, prob 300 words max. Do you think it can be too short? — Eliza Hope (@elizahope228) July 3, 2017 Eliza tweeted this to me last week in response to Why I Don’t Agree with Padding Out Blog Posts. I thought it would make a great… Read More

Suggestion Saturday: July 8, 2017

Here is this week’s list of essays and other links from my favourite corners of the web. How Running Changed My Life via ‪mandysantos‬. One of the things I like the most about spending time on social media is running across other people whose lives have been changed for the better through regular exercise. I’m not a… Read More

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