Suggestion Saturday: May 4, 2013

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

Neurodiversity Rewires Conventional Thinking About Brains via JeffHolton.  I like where this is headed.

Coming Out. Non-theists, this link is for you. How do you talk about your atheism/agnosticism /apatheism with strangers, friends and family members?

Star Wars Has No Good Guys. The comments in response to this are even more interesting than the original post.

Falling Fruit. Ok, I’ll admit that this recommendation is a little random. Falling Fruit is compiling a list of places where you can go to forage for all kinds of food. The vast majority of the entries are in California, but they are slowly beginning to expand to other states and countries. I love this idea but wish there were more entries for Ontario!

What Merfolk Must Know. Normally I’m not a fan of mermaid stories but this one is excellent.

From I’m a Believer via BillyDees:

It seems as though more and more people are asking me directly and personally, “Well, what do you believe in?” It is as if there is some prerequisite regarding the character of a person that a belief of some kind be held in something….

So all right, do you want to know what I believe? Here we go…

I believe in love.

From A Girl Voice:

One child–the only one who ever calls me “Mr.” while the other children have no question about addressing me as “Ms.”– looked over at me and asked, “Are you a boy or a girl?”


Instant Mom is the true and often hilarious story of how Nia Vardaloss adopted a developmentally delayed toddler from the U.S. foster care system.

What I loved about this book was that the author refused to sugar coat the adoption process and had an unflappable ability to move on to plans B, C and D when plan A doesn’t work. Her daughter quite understandably had trust and attachment issues and was definitely not grateful for being plopped into the arms of strangers yet again.

I won’t spoil the ending for you but I found this book to be a well-balanced account of an older child adoption. It isn’t all roses and sunshine…but neither is it thorns and tornadoes. 🙂

What have you been reading?

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