Suggestion Saturday: March 23, 2013

I CareHere is this week’s list of blog posts, I Care messages, six word stories and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

I Care. Count me in!

Porn for All, Not a Ban, Is Better for Women. Not all sex work is exploitative and not all mainstream jobs are dignified. Most porn doesn’t actually appeal to me but I don’t have any issues with other adults watching it.

The 30 Happiest Facts of All Time. The best ones were 7, 17 and 21.

Too Many Pets and Not Enough Animals. I know I’m guilty of this.

Black and Bengali. Have you heard of the historic district of Tremé? As genetic ancestry tests become less expensive and more well-known I suspect there will be a lot of people  surprised by the actual ethnic origins of their ancestors. For many years avoiding horrific but often legally-sanctioned consequences was an excellent reason to lie about your identity. And of course there have always been secret adoptions, affairs, and women who don’t or can’t know who the father of their child is due to a wide variety of circumstances!

The Photograph. A challenge for my creative readers: write a six word story about what you think is happening in this photograph and then post it in the comment section. (This picture is work-safe but the rest of the site is not.)

My entry:

After the sacrifice we smelled rain.

 Ripple. A story about rippling kindness from my new Twitter friend, Ani Sangye.


If you’ve ever wished books didn’t have so many words Talking Pictures is what you need to read! It is a charming book full of vintage pictures, postcards and short messages to and from ordinary people. I loved thumbing through it and imagining what the lives of the subjects were like 40, 60, 80 or more years ago.

What have you been reading?

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