Suggestion Saturday: January 31, 2015

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

Global Indicators Database. How does the rest of the world really view the U.S.? Click on this link to learn the answer to this question as well as to many more questions.

Dramatic Mouse. Sometimes I share thought-provoking, educational links on Suggestion Saturday, and sometimes I show you an adorably dramatic little mouse. 😉

Food Morality and Marketing via dietitianblog. There’s a lot of truth to this.

Marginalized. I’d do the same thing in this situation. Would you?

From Such a Hypocrite via swbigvoice:

In fact I have come to realise that, shocking as it is, I am not always right and I don’t always make the best decisions. Even more shocking is the fact that that this is OK.

From The Honeyed Siphon:

For most of its history, diabetes has been about piss, death, and shame. Especially piss. Things are marginally different now, because now the primary metrics and metaphors of diabetic life turn around blood. Blood as number or proportion. Blood as an occasion for sugar. Blood over the long term. Blood to be tested and slowly placed at the heart of all affect, like a concept. Blood that gets everywhere.


I’d recommend Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend to animals lovers and history buffs alike. It tells the true story of where Rin Tin Tin came from, how he got his name, and why he became such a famous dog beginning in the 1920s.

This isn’t a topic I’ve ever studied before. To be honest, I barely even knew who Rin Tin Tin was before picking up this book. Longterm readers know how much I like true animal stories, though, so it didn’t take long to convince me to give it a try.

If you are familiar with the original Rin Tin Tin’s life, I’d love to hear your opinion on this telling of it.

What have you been reading?

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  1. I love the marginalia. Also, I need a shirt that says, “St. Patrick of Armagh, deliver me from writing.”