Suggestion Saturday: July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day to my Canadian readers, and Happy Fourth of July to my American readers! Here is this week’s list of poems and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

Fourth of July. The vivid descriptions in this poem were fantastic.

My Father Spent 30 Years in Prison. Now He’s Out. Last week I shared another essay from this writer about red velvet cake. She was such a good storyteller that I had to promote her again. It would be so hard to grow up with a dad who couldn’t be around for any of your milestones.

Blogging About Your Own Life via NicolaG01‬. What I found most interesting about this were all of the links to other posts this author has written about life with cerebral palsy. Definitely take the time to check them out after you’ve read that post.

The Highs and Lows of Diabetes via ‪HerMelness‬. I’d never thought about this symptom of diabetes before. It was so interesting.

Rock Cakes from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Just like the Turkish Delight in The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, I assumed that rock cakes were a made-up food the first time I read Harry Potter. It’s so neat to see that they actually exist in this world. Will any of you be trying this recipe, I wonder?

Battling Bullying by Building Empathy via ‪Bunny__Scout‬. Aww, I love the idea of teaching empathy to kids with rabbit role models.

Dublin LGBT Pride Was Asking for Feedback. I Gave Them Some. What struck me the most about this post was how easy it is to make assumptions about what others want, especially when it comes to a majority group attempting to speak for everyone. This would have annoyed me, too, but it also makes me think of the times when my assumptions have inadvertently annoyed others. So my sympathies lie with both the blogger and the people who put this event together and didn’t realize how their work was coming across.

Inspirobot. This is an AI who creates inspirational posters for you. For example…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is the weirdest and funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time. I can’t recommend it highly enough. (Fair warning, though – some of the computer-generated sayings are socially inappropriate as well, so don’t share this link with kids).

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