Here is this week’s list of blog posts, videos, photographs and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Observe the people who are close to you and with whom you spend a lot of time. Which ones uplift and inspire you? Which ones bring you down? Which ones encourage you? Which ones discourage you? Which ones are growing, positive, enthusiastic and supportive?
When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse?
How Old is “Too Young to Die”? A Straight Dope thread that attempts to answer this question. In general I’d say anyone under the age of 65-70 fits this description but it really depends on how well you take care of yourself and whether you adapt to or are emotionally paralyzed by change. I’ve known ancient 40-year-olds and youthful 75-year-olds.
What They Say, What They Mean. The truth about feminism. This link is work-safe but the rest of the tumblr may or may not be appropriate.
Wild Things. A short story about a woman and her unusual lover.
The Bitch is Back. What happens after menopause. Is it weird that I’m looking forward to that stage in life? I started puberty earlier than most of my peers and it’s difficult to remember what life was like before menstruation. It will be an adventure when that part of my life cycle ends in a few decades!
I never grew out of reading young adult fiction. Bog Child is a good example of a book written for teenagers that may actually appeal more to adult readers. It is the story a girl who dies violently as well the tale of the troubled Irish boy who finds her body almost 2,000 years later while digging in the peat bog where her body was dumped.
What have you been reading?