Suggestion Saturday: June 11, 2016

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

Is There a Right Way to Ask Someone Where They Came From? via Krista_Quintana. I love talking about this kind of stuff because of how many surprises are often hidden in the past. If only it was a socially acceptable thing to bring up with people you don’t know that well.

The Cat Psychic. The title tells you all you need to know about this one. I can’t quite tell if the cat psychic genuinely believes she’s communicating telepathically with animals or if she’s running a scam.

How (and Why) Athletes Go Broke. My husband and I had a conversation about how we’d handle an unexpected windfall after I read this article. It’s heartbreaking to see how quickly people can lose even extremely large fortunes if they act like their money will never run out.

Explaining Why I Refuse to Be Like Them via VHughesAuthor. My extended family isn’t racist, but I’ve made a conscious decision to step away from their worldview in other ways. There’s a lot of freedom that comes with choosing what you will and won’t carry on into your adult life.

Retiring Retirement. It’s going to be fascinating to see how this plays out over the next few decades.

Biased Opinions. This is as funny as it is true. Who else will admit to doing this sometimes?

The Mystery of Mystery Hill via Kathleen01930. Anyone who has spent a vacation with me has grown accustomed to being invited to stuff like this. It’s absolutely fascinating to think about what life was like 100, 1,000, 0r 10,000 years ago. The further back in history we move, the less we know for sure about the people who used a particular area. Sometimes I wonder what future generations will think of us and whether they will completely misunderstand certain parts of our architecture or art.

What have you been reading?

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