Category Archives: Suggestion Saturday

Suggestion Saturday: January 20, 2018

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

Five Good Ideas Science Fiction Teaches Us to Fear via mythcreants. I hope you enjoyed Five Bad Ideas that Science Fiction Teaches Us to Love last week. As promised, here is the follow-up to that post.

Duct Tape 101 via LenieHokansson. A certain sibling of mine is a whiz at anything related to fixing up his house. He’s constantly coming up with weekend projects to make his home even nicer than it already is. I know he reads this blog, and I wonder how many of these tricks he’s tried.

How Mr. Spock Helped a Bi Kid Learn How to Fit In. I loved this story.

Treebound. Maybe this is what really happened to the Ents long after the events of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. At any rate, I prefer it to what happened in the canon.

The Strange Case of the Dented Forehead via ‪StuartRWest‬. I really want a follow-up post to this one that explains whether Stuart really has a dented forehead and, if so, where it came from.

From The Stick Is an Unsung Hero of Human Evolution:

Sticks are probably where the story of craft begins—the point at which our very distant ancestors progressed from animalistic existences to lives materially enhanced by the objects around them.

Posted By:
Tagged:
0

Suggestion Saturday: January 13, 2018

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

Illegal Immigration. This is one of those links that works best if you don’t know anything about it ahead of time. Enjoy!

Five Bad Ideas Science Fiction Teaches Us to Love via mythcreants. Next week I’ll be sharing another link from this blogger about good ideas that science fiction teaches us to hate. In the meantime, go read this post from him. It’s a good one.

Oracle. Who else thinks this would make a great full-length novel?

Still Not Shutting Up via EricaVerrillo‬. I wonder how often this happens on Facebook?

The Problem with Curated Photos on Social Media. What do you all think of this? I have mixed feelings about whether or not I believe it’s actually a problem. So much depends on who you follow online and what kinds of stuff they share. Most of the people I follow post a lot of pictures of their pets, kids, and what they made for dinner. On the other hand, there have been a few times when I wished my life was as exciting as other people’s lives when they post more unusual stuff!

From How to Set Better Mental Work-Life Boundaries via ‪parentsinbiz‬:

The first thing that you need to do is to set better mental boundaries for yourself. But how do you do this? How can you make sure that you set better mental work-life boundaries and get the best of both worlds?

Posted By:
Tagged:
0

Suggestion Saturday: January 6, 2018

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

Victorian Advice for a Dry January via MimiMatthewsEsq. I was fascinated by how much the Victorians knew about the dangers of drinking too much alcohol. I’ve always kind of assumed that their resistance to it had been for moral, not medical, reasons.

Healthy vs. Sick Goals. From what I’ve read, this flu season is worse than usual because the dominant strain of the flu is a nasty one and the vaccination is much less effective than usual. Stay healthy, readers! If you do become sick, this comic strip might help you crack a smile.

Perfectionism: The Art of Getting Stuck via ‪thinkspin‬. This blogger had some very interesting thoughts about ADHD, perfectionism, and how we should actually be speaking to ourself.

City Squirrels Prefer Organic Peanut Butter via laura_perras. I’m sharing this with you for one simple reason: it made me laugh.

Romanticizing the Hunter-Gatherer. Confession: I’ve been guilty of this for years. There is something appealing to me about living in a world where you get to spend all of your time with your loved ones working as a team to survive. I’m lucky enough to have a spouse, parents, siblings, a sister-in-law, and niblings (which I recently learned is the gender-neutral term for nieces and nephews) who are all a joy to spend time with.

How One Couple Saved Their Marriage By Asking Each Other a Simple Question. Click-bait headline aside, this article was fabulous.

From Two Years Dead:

When I opened up my OKCupid profile, I was already two years dead.

Posted By:
Tagged:
0

Suggestion Saturday: December 30, 2017

Happy New Year’s Eve! Here is this week’s list of comic strips, poems, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

All of today’s links are related to winter or the New Year in some way. Next week we will be back to the usual assortment of topics in Suggestion Saturday posts. This was a fun experiment.

Preparing for Winter. If you live in the northern hemisphere, are you ready for winter?

To the New Year. This is the perfect thing to read after you’ve finished Birthday of the World. They compliment each other beautifully.
New Year’s Resolutions: Nothing Ever Changes but the Weather. Every year I say I’m not going to make another New Year’s resolution, and every year I make one anyway. Haha!
Why I Wish You a Difficult New Year via kpk_newbf‬. Every single sentence of this blog post was fantastic. Go read it, and may all of my followers have a difficult new year.

Birthday of the World. The first stanza of this poem was my favourite one. I’ll quote part of it here for you:

On the birthday of the world
I begin to contemplate
what I have done and left
undone
10 Funny Mexican Traditions for Ringing in the New Year via fabiolaofmexico. The post I shared from Fabiola on last week’s Suggestion Saturday was so interesting that I thought I’d revisit her blog again this week to show you what New Year’s Eve is like in Mexico. The story about the magic underwear was my favourite one!

Why New Year’s Resolutions Can Do More Harm Than Good via KarinSieger.This was another interesting take on whether or not people should make new year’s resolutions and why you should think ahead before trying to change a habit.

99 Reasons 2017 Was a Great Year. What a great way to say goodby to 2017.

Posted By:
Tagged:
0

Suggestion Saturday: December 23, 2017

Happy Holidays! Here is this week’s gigantic list of comic strips, articles, recipes, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

I have been slowly collecting all of these Christmas, Hanukkah, and other winter-holiday-themed links since last March, so there are more of them than usual. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as i enjoyed finding them for you.

Christmas Field Guide. The reindeer section was my favourite one.

The Christmas Armistice of 2014 via JamesTheo. While this post is a few years old now, the subject matter of it is as relevant as it was when it was first published.

It Needs to Be Said: Holidays Can Really Suck Sometimes. If this is a hard time of year for you, know that you’re in my thoughts.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas via MBTTTR. I can’t stop laughing at this.

We Wish You a Merry Chrismukkah. How do you balance Christmas and Hanukkah in an interfaith household? It isn’t a question I’ve wrestled with personally, but I love this family’s creative approach to it.

Festive Eating. Hopefully none of you will be overindulging this holiday season, but this is a pretty funny take on the problem of having one stomach but wanting to eat more like two or three stomach’s worth of special holiday food.

Authentic Victorian Christmas Pudding via MimiMatthewsEsq. Would I eat this? I’m honestly not sure, but I’m glad to finally know what Christmas pudding is.

The Best Santa Letter Ever. No, this title isn’t an exaggeration. Your mileage may vary, but it was the best Santa letter I’ve ever read as well.

More Thoughts on Santa Letters. Read The Best Santa Letter Ever before you check out this link.

Jolly Secrets You Didn’t Know About Mexican Christmas via fabiolaofmexico. Some of these traditions sound like a ton of fun!

Festival of Reason via 18thCand19thC. What an interesting way to approach the holiday season. I suppose that Festivus is the modern equivalent of this!

Thomas Nast. Why am I sharing the biography of a man who died well over a century ago? Well, Thomas was responsible for the creation of one of the most iconic and recognizable parts of Christmas. If you haven’t already guessed what I’m talking about, click on the link to see what this cartoonist drew.

From How Can You Help a Grieving Friend During the Holidays?:

Grief is hard any time of year, but the holiday season can feel particulary brutal. If you’re trying to support someone you love, this comic is for you. And if you’d like some help educating friends and family on the best ways to support you, this comic is for you, too.

Dear Satan, the short film below, is narrated by Sir Patrick Stewart. It’s about what happened after a little girl accidentally sent her Christmas wish list to Satan instead of Santa. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Posted By:
Tagged:
0

Suggestion Saturday: December 16, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, poems, blog posts, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. “But I Was a Sheep Last Year….” The Plight of Every Curly-Headed Child During Nativity Season via joannesarginson. I’m saving most of the winter holiday posts I’ve found for next week, but I… Read More

Posted By:
Tagged:
0

Suggestion Saturday: December 9, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, recipes, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Quiz. If sexual harassment and assault are ever going to end, this is how that will happen. Secret Santa via via MonsterMermaids‬.  I hope that this won’t be your experience if you’re participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange… Read More

Posted By:
Tagged:
0

Suggestion Saturday: December 2, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, poems, short stories, recipes, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. How to Make Sure You Don’t Gain 10 Pounds Over the Holidays. This made me grin. Christmas Gingerbread. My mouth watered as I read this. Doesn’t it sound good? It’s dairy-free, too. A South… Read More

Posted By:
Tagged:
0

Suggestion Saturday: November 25, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving to my American followers. Since my Canadians followers were given a bizarre Thanksgiving photo last month, I decided to continue the tradition for you as well. I hope that all of your pumpkins and other squash are cooked into delicious pies and that none of them make you feel somber unless that’s actually how… Read More

Posted By:
Tagged:
0

Suggestion Saturday: November 18, 2017

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. How the Horrific 1918 Flu Spread Across America. This is what our ancestors were dealing with nearly a century ago. I’ve read that this epidemic killed more people than World War I itself. It… Read More

Posted By:
Tagged:
0