Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
What Michael Did. This is the true story of a severely mentally ill man who killed a family member and how the rest of his family coped with it in the years to come.
Cats. Sometimes people act a little like cats. I think I’m one of them. :O
Someone Is Going to Say “I Have to Go to the Moon” in a Bored, Defeated Tone One Day. It’s really only a matter of time. It seems to be human nature to quickly acclimate to things that were extremely rare or impossible a generation or two ago.
On Creed Fatigue, Souls for Sale, and Defying Gravitas via danariely. My favourite answer was the one about buying and selling souls. Too funny!
Even for the rest of us, who don’t suffer a clinical level of anxiety, the public bathroom is a place that has ingrained behaviors and social rituals—leaving space at the urinals, avoiding conversation even with people you know—that we’ve all experienced, if not daily at an office, than out in the world, at restaurants and ball parks and airports.
Not all protagonists are good, likeable, or safe people. What I enjoyed the most about Alphabet was how little care was taken to soften Simon’s horrendous past. There are good reasons why he turned out to be such a violent, callous adult, but in no way does the author use them to excuse his crimes.
The book starts out with him finally learning how to read and write in prison. What he does with this newfound knowledge kept me on my toes until the final scene.
What have you been reading?