Suggestion Saturday: July 28, 2012

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

Meet the Modern Descendants of Your Favourite Authors. To the best of my knowledge none of my ancestors were famous.  It must arouse all kinds of emotions to be the great-grandchild of someone who wrote or did something incredible.

Storm Warnings in Portland, Oregon.  Gorgeous pictures and a poem about thunderstorms. Apparently I’m not the only one who loves them!

‘Dark Knight Rises’ shooting: Three Heroes Died in Aurora Taking Bullets for Their Girlfriends. I’m sure you’ve all heard by now about that shooting that took place in a Colorado movie theatre recently. Three men died that night shielding their girlfriends: Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves. Now this is the definition of love.

Aurora Shooting Hero Saved Young Mom. Jarell Brooks was also watching the new batman movie that night. When he noticed a woman struggling to protect her four year old daughter and infant son he guided them to safety. When terrible things happen the media tends to focus on the motivations of the (alleged) shooter and the number of fatalities and injuries. This is understandable but I wish they’d spend more time talking about how people helped one another as well.

Limit Fast Food Advertising Toward Kids, Lower Childhood Obesity Rates. I’m not susceptible to advertisements for clothing or household goods but for some reason food advertisements have a huge influence on my cravings.  If Drew and I had cable my diet would be much less balanced (unless white sugar counts as a food group. :P) It’s reason #5938 why I’m so glad we don’t own a TV.

Wow, I haven’t recommended a lighthearted book in a long time.  Clouds that Look Like Things is exactly what it sounds like – a collection of pictures of unusual clouds. I couldn’t make out some of the faces and animals the authors claim to see but the majority of these photographs are spectacular. The numbers were my favourite.

What have you been reading?

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  1. Oooh I feel famous! Thanks. 🙂

    I’ve been reading a lot of Adrienne Rich (hence the poem!) lately, and also just finished a bunch of Dykes to Watch Out For (graphic novel? comic compendium? I don’t know what to call it, but it’s good stuff!)

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