Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Apparently I’m Too Happy To Blog. My friend Jenna has an odd writing problem. Can anyone go help her out?
Facing Ancestors’ Past & Not Liking What We See via LauraLHedgecock. I’ve recommended other posts from this blogger here in the past. What I enjoyed most about this one was how open-ended it left everything in the last few sentences. It gave me a lot of stuff to think about, none of which I can mention here without giving you spoilers for what Laura is talking about. Go read it for yourself!
Food, Sex and the American Obsession with Purity. This isn’t quite as common in Canada, but I’ve still seen people get really weird about food up here. There’s a big difference between eating a balanced diet (or having a healthy sex life) and obsessing over it. It will be interesting to see if North America becomes even more puritanical about food over the next few decades. I’d love to hear my reader’s thoughts on this.
People who were always hardbodies love that competitive style of team-sports activity, they come up with timers and fitness contests and personal bests. But for the vast majority of people, competition in exercise is not fun. It’s no fun to compete if you know you can never win. It’s no fun to be on a team if you know you’re bound to let everyone else down with your performance. The rhetoric of ‘more, better, harder, feel the burn’ doesn’t work for who those of us just want to use our bodies and enjoy being in them.
This is great:
What have you been reading?