Suggestion Saturday: March 4, 2017

Here is this week’s list of poems, predictions about the future, open letters, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

Late February. This poem perfectly captures what this time of year feels like. I wish I’d found it earlier so I could have included it in last week’s Suggestion Saturday post!

Extremely Fair via SHLubin. There’s a lot of information to process in this post. I read it a few times, and I’ve also been following the #ExtremelyFair hashtag on Twitter to see what other people had to say about it.

My Father Saw via SabeehaRehman. Every family should record and pass down oral histories like this one. Wow!

A Letter to Hermione Granger via SanchWrites. What an interesting idea. I’d never thought about writing a letter to your favourite literary character before.

Mars Needs Lawyers. I love these kind of speculative but still realistic predictions about what could happen in the near future.

Will Democracy Survive Big Data and Artificial Intelligence? This is another long article, but it’s a good one.

From The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness:

The term researchers use to explain this phenomenon is “minority stress.” In its most direct form, it’s pretty simple: Being a member of a marginalized group requires extra effort. When you’re the only woman at a business meeting, or the only black guy in your college dorm, you have to think on a level that members of the majority don’t.

 

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