Suggestion Saturday: March 30, 2013

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Photo by Jacek Cisło.

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

This Man Thinks He Never Has to Eat Again.  The man profiled in this article has almost completely switched from eating food to drinking a fortified smoothie he recently invented. Even if this is shown to be safe I like food too much to give it up entirely but with my milk allergy it would be wonderful to keep a serving or two of human “kibble” on me for those occasions when it’s difficult to find safe stuff to eat.

Years. How many years does it take for the horrors of slavery to fade?

From I Wore Red Today:

I have been on this journey of coming out, acknowledging who I am, and looking to live my full life for almost one year.  I have been scared at times.  I was depressed enough to briefly think about suicide earlier in this journey.  I was frustrated.  And then I felt something I almost never expected to feel – the joy of loving and being loved by someone who I could fully bond with emotionally.

The Case for Getting Married Early.  I’ve known teenagers who are ready to get married and people three times that age who haven’t even figured out how to be a good friend yet so I’m puzzled by (white) Toronto’s deep aversion to getting married young. If you’re in love and both feel ready to make that commitment why allow something as arbitrary as age stand in your way?

The Vital Importance of Having a Flossideegibbet.Now I want one!

Remember This Lady? I Didn’t Either. Irena Sendler saved the lives of 2,500 Jewish infants and children during World War II. And then the Nazis figured out what she was doing…

On Missing Childhood. The further away you are from childhood the easier it is to romanticize it. Kids have little to no control over what happens in their lives and they can be terribly, remorselessly cruel to one another. These are two facts I think many grown-ups forget when they gush about how nice it was to be age X. I actually had a wonderful upbringing but was still thrilled to grow up, take responsibility for my own life and choose who remained in it.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox isn’t an easy story to promote without giving away major spoilers. Sufficed it to say Jenna is a teenager recovering from a nearly fatal car accident whose family has been acting quite strangely since she began regaining her short and long-term memory.

This is the perfect book for anyone who found the world more confusing than ever before when they were seventeen. At that age I knew just enough to realize how much I hadn’t figured out yet and not having all of the answers felt like walking around with a pebble in my shoe.

What have you been reading?

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  1. re: “The Case for Getting Married Early”

    I know my wife and I got married early.
    I was 22 and my wife was 19 (and NO, she wasn’t pregnant!)

    (Totally unrelated) Recently we’ve been watching the British comedy series “Keeping Up Appearances” and my wife did a Google-search on Patricia Routledge (she played Hyacinth Bucket), to find (among other things) that she spent her life unmarried and without children.

    I found that sad. A little bit heartbreaking.
    …maybe I’m just projecting… but…
    No. I was a little bit sad.

  2. I watched a documentary a year or two ago called ‘fat, sick, and nearly dead’. An Australian guy decided that for 60 days he’d only drink fresh fruit and vegetable juice (via a juicer). Quite interesting. At that time you could stream it on Netflix.

    • Bummer, it’s not available up here. You’d get plenty of vitamins on a juice fast but I imagine the guy who tried it was deficient in protein and fiber.

  3. ” I don’t think that’s an evidence based opinion.” Best line of the no food guy story.

  4. Married in in ’81 to Tammy age 19 and me age 21. We have had a great time together for all of our 31years of marriage. We grew and changed together along the way.