Suggestion Saturday: December 8, 2012

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

i09 Needs Your Mail to Save the World. Now this is a clever idea. Rob Bricken wants to answer your questions about (post) apocalypse living. Whether you’re looking for a book recommendation, want to imagine a what if scenario or need advice on survival gear he’s your man. Go click on the link and send him a question!

From Positive Thinking is for Suckers:

For a civilization so fixated on achieving happiness, we seem remarkably incompetent at the task. One of the best-known general findings of the “science of happiness” has been the discovery that the countless advantages of modern life have done so little to lift our collective mood.

Why Today is Different via SeptemberMay. A heart-breaking essay on visiting a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease in a nursing home. We watched my great-grandmother slowly slip away due to this disease. As a teenager I’d visit her at the nursing home with my mom, brothers and occasionally my grandfather (her son). By this point my great-grandmother no longer remembered any of her relatives so maybe those visits were more for us than for her. I hope I’m wrong about this, though, and that some part of her realized she was surrounded by love.

Mystery Picture. There’s something hidden in this picture. Do you see it?

From The Neurochemistry of Americans:

For the dopamine addict, life is a constant chase for that next hit. And America, composed of migrants attracted to that “reward,” is disproportionately endowed with such people, more than perhaps anywhere else on earth.


My friend Daphne Ashling Purpus recently published her first book, Dragon Riders. I’m so proud of her and would like encourage all of my readers who enjoy the fantasy genre to give this story a try.

If you buy it through the above link I’ll get a small percentage of the sale. Books at Amazon are the only affiliate links on this site, though. To any other readers out there who’ve been published lately, please let me know about it. I love promoting stuff written by people with whom I have personal connections.

What have you been reading?

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0 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: December 8, 2012

  1. You could promote “wounded I am more awake” by esad boskailo. A doctor with whom I work. It’s thru amazon. When Jan is done reading, I could send you a copy.

  2. Reading ‘Why Today Is Different’ is so much like what I experience when I visit my mom in the nursing home. She usually forgets we have been there soon after we leave, still she knows us and recognizes our voices even though her eyesight is minimal. Many times I leave and drive down the road with those same tears and same prayers. It’s the hardest thing in life to see your parent at the end of their life as they fade away. Somehow it helps to know there are others who struggle with the same feelings.

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