Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Tree Decorating 101. This is what happens when your cats help you set up your Christmas tree. The before and after pictures make me chuckle.
Writing Class. I share a lot of poetry on my Suggestion Saturday posts. What attracted me to this essay is what it has to say about the culture of poetry that a lot of people don’t want to think about. His recommendations seem to already be happening in the social circles I frequent, although this is such a huge subculture that there’s no doubt in my mind that other people have had other experiences.
Um…what Jena Malone? The truth about celebrities and celebrity worship.
No Such Thing as Thanksgiving via OlliCruseo. History and sociology nerds, click here. While I’m ethnically German, my family lived in the U.S. for enough generations before I came along that I’m culturally American (and now Canadian as well). I don’t speak German or know about many of their customs.
Perhaps Marlee had been beautiful once. She was of Native American descent and had almond-colored skin, dark eyes, and thick, black hair that fell below her shoulders. But the years and streets had not been kind to her. I would guess her age as mid to late 30s, but she may have been younger. She was a heavy-set woman, whose hair was perpetually tangled. Her face was so bloated it distorted her features.
Your Atomic Self: The Invisible Elements That Connect You to Everything Else in the Universe has been mesmerizing me this month.
At first I thought this book might have a New Age slant to it, but it isn’t about spirituality at all. Instead it discusses what certain elements do for your body as well as how they travel through the food chain.
I especially enjoyed the chapter about iron. It affects human health in many more ways than I originally thought.
What have you been reading?