Category Archives: Suggestion Saturday

Suggestion Saturday: September 16, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, blog posts, short stories, tips for staying healthy over the winter, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

Sfingi Recipe (Sicilian Doughnut) via ‪LorelleCat‬. Yum! I was also surprised to see that this recipe is 100% dairy free. That’s rare for desserts. I might add powdered sugar to them if I ever make them.

Teen Trees. This made me giggle so much when I first saw it last June that I had to save it to share with you today. This is about the time of year when I start asking my spouse when the trees are going to begin changing colour. If they’re late this year, I’m going to assume that some of them are teenage trees. Haha!

Dyslexia via ‪DarrackMark‬. This post made me look at typos into a new light.

A Call to Arms for Deceased Author’s Rights. What if ghost writers literally worked with ghosts?

Moderate Exercise Can Cut Your Cold Risk in Half. I thought this was fascinating. The cold and flu season will be here soon, so here’s hoping we all stay as healthy as possible through it.

Can Cuss Words Make You More Compassionate? via MayaSpikes. This blogger hit the nail on the head. While I don’t make a habit out of cursing online or in real life, I also don’t see a problem with doing it in general. Sometimes a well-placed curse word is a better way to get your point across than a whole speech.

From Rural Electrification Was a Woman’s Movement:

Women were motivated to get central station electricity in their homes because they, by most measures, had the harder life. They bore and raised children without lights or indoor plumbing. They cooked meals over a woodstove on sweltering summer days, washed clothes by hand, and swept dusty wood floors with calloused hands so often, it seemed to their husbands and children they never put the broom down.

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Suggestion Saturday: September 9, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, poems, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. The last link on this list is the one that inspired today’s picture.

How to Make a Mug of Tea. Cooler days are just around the corner for all of us in the western hemisphere. Here’s is a funny reminder on how to make tea to prepare you for autumn and winter.

The Lost Baby Poem. Here is the fifth Lucille Clifton poem I wanted to share with you. Fair warning: it talks about a miscarriage. Two weeks from now I will be sharing one final poem from this poet.

An Open Letter to the People Posting Spam in My Comment Section via TheGrahamMilne. The never-ending waves of spam were my biggest reason for turning the comments off on my blog. Graham’s take on this issue is as honest as it is hilarious.

The Practical Witch’s Guide to Acquiring Real Estate. The title of this story alone made me yearn to read it. The plot itself is somehow even better than the title.

Zalgo Text Generator. Go play around with this link. You can type whatever you want, and then adjust the text to look very odd. It’s a great deal of fun.

What We Really Mean by States’ Rights via ‪JenniferLesher‬.What an excellent essay.

How to Continue. John Ashbery, the famous American author of this poem, died recently. I hadn’t actually heard of his work until I read a notice of his death, but I wanted to share one of his poems with you today. He had a very unique writing voice.

Toad Words. This is one of the best twists on a classic fairy tale that I’ve read in ages.

From The Healing Power of Nature:

River guides might know that nature is transformative for the human body and psyche; but the mechanism behind such profound change is less universally agreed upon and understood.

From The Advance via ‪ajh_books:

A couple of years ago, while waiting for the bus, I met a man who changed my life. I didn’t anticipate the impact he’d have on my life when we met for those brief minutes. But here’s what happened.

 

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Suggestion Saturday: September 2, 2017

Here is this week’s list of essays, poems, comic strips, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

The Jesus Fly via MBTTTR. No, this probably isn’t what you’re expecting it to be.  All I will say about it is that it’s hilarious.

Don’t Worry If Your Job Is Small. This is the kind of short, snappy poem I’d read out loud to someone who doesn’t like poetry.

Vulcan Emoticons. I’m sharing this in honour of Star Trek: Discovery premiering this month. Who else can’t wait to see it?

Pockets. If you’ve ever emptied out the pockets of something you haven’t worn in a long time and found a surprise in them, this story is for you.

The Real Problem with Suicide via queerxfamily. I absolutely loved this post, and I couldn’t agree with it more.

Snow White. Apple season is nearly here, and this is hilarious. No, that sentence isn’t a non-sequitur. It will make perfect sense once you’ve clicked on this link.

Fitness Calculator. This was a fun quiz to take. I’ll tell you my results if you tell me yours.

From It’s Not Always Possible to Be Happy, and That’s OK via ‪AmyL_Henry‬:

Death, displacement, loss, rejection—these things still dog us, an inescapable part of the human condition, as core to our being as an arm or a lung. Only our acceptance of sadness, our ability to deal with it or even to admit to it, has changed.

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Suggestion Saturday: August 26, 2017

Here is this week’s list of short stories, comic strips, poems and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

Today’s picture isn’t related to any of the links below. I’m sharing it with you because I find it beautiful and because I’m mesmerized by the thoughtful expression on the young woman’s face.

“I Hate Poems”: Introducing Poetry via JamesTheo. This is for everyone who finds poetry hard to understand.

1994. This is the fourth Lucille Clifton poem I’ve shared with you so far. There are two more of them I want you to read, and I’ll continue posting them every other week on Suggestion Saturday. I hope that I’ve converted a few of my followers into fans of this poet. She’s incredible.

In the House of the Seven Librarians. If libraries are magical places to you, go read this.

Living with Racism via Krista_Quintana. This was an excellent post. It must be exhausting to answer the same questions over and over again.

A Day in the Life. I’m not sure if there’s an official term for this, but I love it when people modernize old sayings.

Will Art Survive? via ‪UpmaSharma369‬. I don’t know what the solution is to this, but the post sure was an interesting read.

The Ration Book Diet. This completely fascinates me. I wonder if it will ever become a mainstream method for eating a healthier diet?

From Conscious Consumerism Is a Lie. Here’s a Better Way to Help Save the World:

I stood behind the dais in a secondhand blouse, recycled polyester tights, and a locally made pencil skirt, took a deep breath, and began to speak. “Conscious consumerism is a lie. Small steps taken by thoughtful consumers—to recycle, to eat locally, to buy a blouse made of organic cotton instead of polyester—will not change the world.”

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Suggestion Saturday: August 19, 2017

Here is this week’s list of short stories, essays and other links from my favourite corners of the web. If you live in North America, I hope you enjoy the solar eclipse that will be happening on Monday. This photo made me think of everyone who wishes they could see it but who don’t live in the right part of the world for that.

Eclipse Searches. If any of my readers don’t already follow XKCD, go read this strip from them.

In a Heartbeat. I don’t share many short films with my readers these days, but this one was fantastic. If you have 4 spare minutes today, definitely go give it a try.

Stop Pretending Superman Might Lose a Fair Fight via MBTTTR. I love the fact that this is a debate.

Jamaican Folklore: The Lizard’s Story via ‪naditomlinson‬. I had no idea that there were so many stories and old wives’ tales about lizards. How interesting.

Welcome to Your Authentic Indian Experience. Wow, this was incredible.

When Wishing for Rain, Equip Yourself for the Possibility of Thunder via

DavidLodda. This was an interesting metaphor for preparing for the unexpected in life. It also made for an eye-catching title for the post.

From Love Letters to Things Lost and Gained:

We’re supposed to think of each other as a team, while we integrate. You already think of us that way, to the extent that you think at all, so most of the work there is on me. I’m told that it’s not uncommon for that to be a somewhat bumpy road. I’m told all sorts of reassuring things.

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Suggestion Saturday: August 12, 2017

Here is this week’s list of poems, short stories, calls for guest posts, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. I Am Sound via ‪ajh_books. ‬This is one of those links I find occasionally that works best if you know nothing about it when you start reading. “Oh My God, That’s the Haggis Exploding”… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: August 5, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Protest. Climate change has been weighing heavily on mind lately. The fretful post of the figure in this week’s photo reminded me of this link. Seven Reasons Why August Sucks via DrCarolCooper‬. I can’t stop laughing at this… Read More

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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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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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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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