Suggestion Saturday: June 25, 2011

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

Mary, I Was Here. If only we could know the backstory to this sign. I hope Mary is able to find out that Steve waited for her one day!

The Hunt. What would you do if you were told you couldn’t enter heaven with your dog? This is the kind of afterlife I could believe in if I was going to make absolute statements about life after death. It was also great to see such a loving, playful relationship between the protagonist and his wife. Too often our modern day media dishes up dysfunctional or cloyingly cute couples.

How to Deal With Crappy People. I’m not normally a fan of articles that divide all of humanity into a handful of categories but this one did have fantastic advice on getting along with horribly unpleasant people.

How Many Households Are Like Yours? My results: “Fewer than 1000 households like this in the U.S. < 0.01% of all households.” It would have been nice to see Canadian statistics as well but this is still a fascinating exercise.

From Why Good Conversations Matter:

I hope I’m not the odd one in suggesting that the great majority of conversations we have are rather stale – and it generally remains a mystery how, every now and then, they become more worthwhile. Finding oneself in a good conversation is rather like stumbling on a beautiful square in a foreign city at night – and then never knowing how to get back there in daytime.

What have you been reading?

 

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  1. once again, some excellent links.  I loved the silly old coon hunting story — because I used to be a coon hunter as a kid.  I forget how different life is now …

    the article about conversations — good one. I am getting more comfortable all the time with being all alone and talking to no one … even for a whole weekend on the occasions when Jim is out of town.  I was never this way before.  There is so much about socializing that feels like work to me.  Maybe it’s a factor of the type of work I do, but I wonder also if it’s a part of getting older.  hm-m-m-m ..

    • The coon hunting story was one of my favourites as well.

      I once read that as we grow older we tend to become more comfortable with the shadow-sides of our personalities. Maybe when I’m your age I’ll be a chatterbox? 😛

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