Suggestion Saturday: May 10, 2014

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

One Cup of Coffee Is Better Than Two. I start feeling the affects caffeine much sooner than this cartoonist seems to do so. I drink a fair amount of tea during the cold months, but due to how poorly I metabolize caffeine all of it is herbal.

We Regret to Inform You via jdubqca. J. Matthew Waters writes thought-provoking poetry. I know I’ve linked to his stuff in the past, but this is one of the best ones he’s released lately.

Why Everyone Should Write Poetry via thisisEJKoh. And this is why poetry is so important.

A Night of Inspiration via phillipsauthor. I really liked how kind the author of this post was to the teenage girl who peppered her with questions about what it’s like to be a writer.

What I Learned Co-Managing a Retirement Community. Many years ago I once heard someone theorize that we become more concentrated versions of ourselves as we age. (I wish I could remember who said it!) For example, someone who is kind and helpful at 20 will be even more wonderful when they’re 80. That memory came to mind due to what this blogger has noticed about the types of people who adjust best to life in a nursing home.

From Why it Makes Sense to Bike Without a Helmet:

But a broader look at the statistics show that cyclists’ fear of head trauma is irrational if we compare it to some other risks. Head injuries aren’t just dangerous when you’re biking—head injuries are dangerous when you’re doing pretty much anything else. There’s ample evidence showing that there’s nothing particularly special about cycling when it comes to serious head injuries.


Leave of Absence is a must-read for anyone who has a loved one living with mental illness.

I was very impressed with how clearly it explains what it’s like to experience certain symptoms, and I think anyone with even a transient interest in this topic will really enjoy this book.

What have you been reading?

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  1. Thanks so much for your kind words, and for including me in this post! I hope you have a wonderful day.