Suggestion Saturday: December 19, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, poems, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. It’s bigger than usual because I kept finding fascinating things to share with my readers and I couldn’t bear to cut any of them out. Haha!

Latino Out of Water (Journey from Superstitious to Atheist) via secularlatinos. This writer’s story is so interesting.

Through the Wardrobe. Ooh, I loved this one. Growing up I always wished I could find a wardrobe or closet that didn’t have a proper back panel. Sometimes when the adults weren’t paying attention, I reached back to see if I could feel anything out of the ordinary behind the clothing or coats in any of them.

The Secret of the Bees via brudberg. If it were up to me, humanity would have never discovered honey as a source of food. That’s how much I hate getting stung by bees. While that wasn’t the point of this poem, it still came to mind as I read it.

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Giving Up. The imagery in this is so vivid.

Necrokitty Comic Sans via Hannah_Chutzpah. One of the best poems about grief I’ve ever read.

From Christmas: A Plea To Evangelicals Who Evangelize Non-Christian Family Members:

Please, for one day, when we are all gathered together in expression of our love for one another, leave Jesus and your religion at the door.  By all means, if you must talk about Jesus, seek out like-minded Christian family members and talk to them. When talking to us, how about we agree to talk about the things we have in common: family, childhood experiences, and our favorite football team.

From No, Suicides Don’t Rise During the Holidays:

According to the CDC, November and December are the months with the fewest suicides. The overwhelming majority of people who kill themselves are mentally ill. For people who otherwise feel fine year-round, feeling mildly down in December is simply not enough to prompt suicide.

From Why Time Is a Feminist Issue:

Leisure time? I would have settled for a sick day.

When I’d recovered my senses enough to speak, I sputtered something like, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t have 30 hours of leisure a week.”

“Yes you do,” he insisted. “Come do a time study with me, and I’ll show you where your leisure is.”

What have you been reading?

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