Here is this week’s list of comic strips and other links from my favourite corners of the web. All but one of these links is related to St. Patrick’s Day in some way. That exception suits this time of year for other reasons which will soon be clear to you.
Five Minutes in Spring. This is both funny and true.
Irish Soda Bread via TRH_Cook. This sounds delicious.
St. Patrick’s Day! I really like the idea of using candy to make art like this. I’ll be sharing more links from this site in the future.
St. Patrick’s Day “green”-ery. It’s going to be nice when the world is green and lush again.
Irish Slang via irishslang. This whole site is worth checking out. I especially liked finding out what the greeting “Hows Yer Onions Sur” and the food reference “Afters” meant.
Growing Up with Leprechauns! via SusieLindau. What a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Here is this week’s list of blog posts, short stories, articles, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
Does Marriage Equal the Death of Friendships? via theotherblair. What do you all think? How do you spend time with your friends whose relationship status isn’t the same as yours?
The Sick Referral via Marykenyablog.This was a very interesting post.
From Hiding Vulnerabilities and Imperfections via MStenDeut:
Social media spreads the idea that everyone else has the “perfect life.” The people are all as beautiful as their vegan meals on Instagram. Nobody is telling the whole story, laying out details of how they slept half the day, missed work, and cheated on their diet by eating a half-gallon of their favorite vanilla ice cream. Everyone around you seems perfect and successful and flawless. But you know you are far from flawless.
Blacks Were Enslaved Well into the 1960s. This isn’t a joke or a click-bait headline. It really happened.
People Don’t Actually Know Themselves Very Well. I’m sharing this with you with the caveat that I don’t agree with everything this author says. From what I’ve observed in the world, self-awareness is a highly variable trait. I’ve known people who are painfully aware of every one of their weak spots and others who have almost no self-awareness at all. It’s also something that varies from one day to the next in most folks.
Spider the Artist. This is the best science fiction short story I’ve read so far this year.
The Art of Avoiding Hugs. Be sure to watch the video embedded in this post. It had some very creative methods for avoiding hugs if you don’t want one.
Here is this week’s list of comic strips and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
Antihistamine. Spring is right around the corner. This comic strip is a funny reminder of what those of us with seasonal allergies are about to begin experiencing.
Why I Left Facebook via LizaDunkel. More and more people I know are abandoning their Facebook accounts. I wonder how much longer that site will last?
When Do You Identify as an American? via dehaggerty. I’ve noticed that I’ve begun to call myself Canadian far more often than I call myself an American even though I’m a citizen of both countries. Canada feels more like home to me than the U.S. ever did.
‘Strong’ Black Woman? ‘Smart’ Asian Man? The Downside To Positive Stereotypes. This was some very good food for thought.
Remap Are Changing Lives with Innovative Design via RemapUK. What a cool way to help people living with disabilities become more independent.
Minecraft as a Fantasy Story. My post from a few days ago is getting some attention elsewhere online. It’s always cool when that happens.
How to Make Friends as an Adult – and Why It’s Important. Yeah, I need to start doing this. Do you?
From Winning Arguments Doesn’t Make You Right:
As an veteran winner of arguments, lemme tell you why the man is right. Because I had a shameful habit of debating with lovers about what was “fair” in our relationships.
I won every argument. Rationally. Coldly. Cleanly.
They all left me because I was a dick.
Here is this week’s list of comic strips, articles, blog posts, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
Sea-Faring Homo Erectus May Have Used Language Up To 1.9 Million Years Ago. I asked this question on Twitter a few days ago, but I’ll ask my followers here as well. Does anyone know of any fictional stories about Homo Erectus that show them speaking and using boats? If not, maybe I should be the one to write one? It would take a lot of research first, though!
Kenyan Commute via Marykenyablog. Oh, this was too funny.
Emotions Through Art via ShilpaGupte1. Isn’t it interesting to read about the thought processes artists go through as they’re making art? I could talk about this stuff all day.
What The Walking Dead Taught Me About Writing via DeidBastards. I stopped watching The Walking Dead after the end of season five for other reasons, but this post gave some excellent reasons for why this blogger decided to quit watching it, too.
Sky Studies. Oh, how I miss sitting or lying somewhere and looking up at the clouds. I hope I’ll get a chance to do this again once the weather warms up and spring arrives.
‘Black Panther’ is Marvel’s First Genuine Masterpiece. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, go watch it and then go read this article about what a great film it was.
Here is this week’s list of poems and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
4 Ways Roger the Alien Taught Me to be Bi Better. I haven’t seen every episode of American Dad, but Roger was the most entertaining character on that show.
No matter how long your reflection time might happen to last, just read. Read anything. It’s by far one of the easiest things you can do to boost your intelligence and stay on top of your game.
From Chinese New Year:
There is no grief in this, only the old year
consuming itself, the door knob blazing
in my hand beneath the lightbulb’s electric jewel.