Suggestion Saturday: July 23, 2011

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, poems, short stories and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Peanuts on Theology. Other titles Snoopy should write: What if I Am Wrong?, How to Discuss Theology Without Irritating People Who Don’t Share Your Beliefs.

Untitled. I’ve posted similar charts on unproductive worrying on Suggestion Saturday in the past but this message bears repeating.

Your Limbs Will Be Torn Off in a Farm Accident. Despite the unsettling title this is the best poem about adapting to (and even thriving in) new circumstances that I’ve ever read. Thank you to my friend Liz for sharing it!

Unto the Third and Fourth Generations. Before you read this imagine the worst and best case scenarios for how we will live in 2031. Now go see what this author thinks it could be like!

First World Problems. An amusing rap song about the myriad of problems facing people in first world countries.

This week I thoroughly enjoyed Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Lathe of Heaven. It tells the story of a man whose dreams change reality. When he awakens the change may be as subtle as a different style of painting hanging in a room or as formidable as the disappearance of billions of humans.

What have you been reading?

 

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  1. I’m reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin.

    that first world problem rap is excellent.

    and the chart!  that should be art on our walls.

    the thing about China ruling us.  It is too plausible to be much fun.  The way things are going … I hope Aiden’s kids can talk my language when I’m old.

    • I’ve tried to finish Pride and Prejudice two or three times without success. Maybe one day it will happen!

      I’m glad you liked the links this week. 🙂

  2. I love the chart! I am in the middle of a kitchen remodel. I have a large canvas that I am using for wall art…something along the lines of subway art. I think I am going to reproduce this chart on it for  my kitchen wall. I’ll take a pic when I do!!

    LOVE the poem…that was awesome.

    3rd and 4th generation thing…sobering! It actually doesn’t seem so far-fetched!

    Peanuts was great, too.

    I’m massaging my brain the past 2 weeks with ‘beach reads’ even though I am not at the beach. Both chick Lits with women characters spending time at family cottages at the beach. Pretty lame…
    Incidentally..I love Pride and Prejudice…also my fave movie!