Suggestion Saturday: September 9, 2017

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, poems, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. The last link on this list is the one that inspired today’s picture.

How to Make a Mug of Tea. Cooler days are just around the corner for all of us in the western hemisphere. Here’s is a funny reminder on how to make tea to prepare you for autumn and winter.

The Lost Baby Poem. Here is the fifth Lucille Clifton poem I wanted to share with you. Fair warning: it talks about a miscarriage. Two weeks from now I will be sharing one final poem from this poet.

An Open Letter to the People Posting Spam in My Comment Section via TheGrahamMilne. The never-ending waves of spam were my biggest reason for turning the comments off on my blog. Graham’s take on this issue is as honest as it is hilarious.

The Practical Witch’s Guide to Acquiring Real Estate. The title of this story alone made me yearn to read it. The plot itself is somehow even better than the title.

Zalgo Text Generator. Go play around with this link. You can type whatever you want, and then adjust the text to look very odd. It’s a great deal of fun.

What We Really Mean by States’ Rights via ‪JenniferLesher‬.What an excellent essay.

How to Continue. John Ashbery, the famous American author of this poem, died recently. I hadn’t actually heard of his work until I read a notice of his death, but I wanted to share one of his poems with you today. He had a very unique writing voice.

Toad Words. This is one of the best twists on a classic fairy tale that I’ve read in ages.

From The Healing Power of Nature:

River guides might know that nature is transformative for the human body and psyche; but the mechanism behind such profound change is less universally agreed upon and understood.

From The Advance via ‪ajh_books:

A couple of years ago, while waiting for the bus, I met a man who changed my life. I didn’t anticipate the impact he’d have on my life when we met for those brief minutes. But here’s what happened.

 

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