Category Archives: Suggestion Saturday

Suggestion Saturday: December 29, 2018

Here is this week’s list of essays, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. This will be the last Suggestion Saturday post from me, at least for the time being. As I mentioned earlier this month, I’ll be experimenting with other types of posts here in 2019. Stay tuned!

New Year Candy. What a creative idea.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve the Latino Way via StephyOrtez. The effigy portion of these celebrations really appeals to me.

Don’t Set Goals for the New Year; Set Goals for Life via JamesPackWriter. Ooh, I like this advice.

The  New Years Day Reflections of John Quincy Adams via shannonselin. Some of you might chuckle at this, but I’ve never really thought about what people thought about New Years Day in the past. Have you?

How to Prepare for a New Year of Blogging. There was a lot of excellent advice here. This is the perfect time of year to, take inventory of what is or isn’t working, make any necessary changes, and possibly even revamp your blog in general.

Five Reasons Your New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Stick, and How to Make This Year Different via DrJanaScrivani. I especially liked point #2.

From New Year:

The old Year is going. I am yet in the old year. I don’t want to let her go.

“Hi Buddies. I am going. Stop loving me. A new year is coming for you. She will take care of you.”

“I want you. You are very lovely. I flourished to so much in this year. I don’t know, how the New Year will be for me. I want you to stay.”







From The New Year Is the Oldest Thing – Inside Philadelphia’s Mummer Parade :

The parade occupies a weird position,” one of the Vaudevillains’ captains, Adam Leeds, told me afterward. “On one hand it’s a citywide parade, and it’s on New Year’s Day, which is an important day, but on the other hand, it’s also the parade of a specific set of neighborhoods and a specific set of ethnicities in South Philly, and those neighborhoods are continually changing. It needs to change. It needs to include more kinds of Philadelphians.”

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Suggestion Saturday: December 22, 2018

Happy Holidays! Here is this week’s list of comic strips, poems, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

The Dark Side of Santa via CandyKorman. There’s a fantastic Futurama episode about this exact concept. How I wish I could still be around in a few thousand years to see how the myth of Santa actually evolves for future generations.

The “Perfect” Holiday – Make It a Family Tradition. This was a thought-provoking piece on navigating the holidays when you have a relative whose disability makes certain traditions hard to follow.

Christmas Carols in the U.S. and Britain via ellen_hawley.  I had no idea there were so many differences between Christmas carols in these two countries. Did you?

What Is Your Favourite Thing to Do on Boxing Day? via SkygateStack. The U.S. shares many holidays in common with Canada, but this isn’t one of them. I was surprised and a little impressed by the fact that this American blogger had heard of Boxing Day…especially since he’s a dog! 😀

Clamdy Canes, Clam Flavoured Candy Canes. No, this isn’t a joke. There really are clam flavoured candy canes out there. If any of you decide to try them, I’d love to know what you thought of them.

Nell. This is a retelling of The Little Match Girl that I like quite a bit more than I did the original version.

25 December 1840 via ruthrblair. I’ve done a lot of reading about workhouses, but this was the first time I’ve never learned what Christmas was like in such a place.

Merry Newtonmas. What a cool holiday. I’m quite tempted to start celebrating it.

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Suggestion Saturday: December 15, 2018

Happy Holidays to those of you who have already begun observing them! Here is this week’s list of comic strips, poems, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

Christmas 1931. A Yuletide of Hunger via harryslaststand. This brought tears to my eyes.

The Vegan Vulture. In no way do I judge people who have to be careful about what they eat due to allergies, intolerances, medical conditions like diabetes, etc. (I’m part of this group!) This is hilarious, though.

Christmas Past. Various holiday-themed links have taken over Suggestion Saturday this month. Rather than fighting this year, I’m accepting it. Also, this is the perfect thing to read for anyone who loves Charles Dickens.

Carrots and Whiskey via SDJackson85.  This is the perfect short horror story to read as Christmas looms in the near future.

From 6 Awkward Holiday Conversations You’re Dreading:

Hopefully everything for you will be hugs, warmth, light, and reconnection with the people you love. But if you are dreading dealing with that one jerk relative or bracing yourself for an onslaught of intrusive questions and and awkward topics, here’s a guide to keeping your cool and choosing your battles when everyone around you is making it weird.

From You’re Damn Right There’s a Santa Claus via tjtherien:

There will be time enough to crush the hopes and dreams of a person. Leave children alone. Let them believe. The magic of being a child is in believing anything is possible.

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Suggestion Saturday: December 8, 2018

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.

Festivities and Kindness via ‪gemmaorton‬. One of the things I love about the holiday season is how it encourages people to perform random acts of kindness and look out for one another. This is an excellent example of that.

Getting Into the Spirit. Okay, this was pretty funny.

Effigy. Today I’ve decided that the term effigy should apply to non-humans, too.

Sleep Training a Jerk Russell via KittyDeschanel. Normally, I don’t share links from the same site two weeks in a row on Suggestion Saturday posts. Part of the reason why I bent this rule today is that I’m a brand new reader at Kitty’s site and I wanted to give all of you another taste of the humorous content she publishes. She has quite a way with words.

How to Find Holiday Happiness via cynthiaharriso1. This blogger has an interesting approach to dealing with painful holiday memories. I thought some of my readers might like it.

From Suddenly Santa:

Suddenly, towards the end of the film I’m approached by a woman so sweet looking that she can only be described as a young Ms. Claus in street clothes. I’m told that they have a Santa costume, but no Santa. I’m also told that they have been planning this event since approximately 1952, but that somehow things are just coming together at the last minute.

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Suggestion Saturday: December 1, 2018

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

Happy Hanukkah! This is the last piece of Rockets art I’ll be sharing with my readers unless the owners of that blog decide to update it again. I hope you’ve enjoyed the links to it I shared several times over the last year.

Sweets on a Plane – Will TSA Confiscate Your Candy? It’s time to start thinking about this if you have any travel plans over the holidays and are hoping to bring sweets along with you.

December 1st. Brace yourselves. The holiday season is about to go into high gear for the next month.

5 Ways to Make Your Flu Recovery Faster and Easier via KittyDeschanel. Hopefully all of my followers will stay healthy this winter. If you do get sick, this post has some funny and possibly quite helpful tips to make you feel better.

How I Stopped Emotional Eating and Started Feeling Better About Life. I’m the sort of person who loses their appetite when I’m going through very rough times. (In order to avoid misrepresenting myself, this has only been a problem for me on rare, limited occasions. One bad day, week, or even month won’t do it).  Still, it was fascinating to see how someone who takes the exact opposite approach to food has learned to have a healthier relationship with food and with herself.

Handling Holiday Guilt via DrJanaScrivani. Ooh, this was a good read.

11 Little Mental Health Tips that Therapists Actually Give Their Patients. Does anyone know how accurate this article might be?

From The Lady Hero’s Journey:

Why would she even want to go on The Hero’s Journey in the first place? She already has a lot to deal with at home. Slaying the Great Dragon of the North does not really seem like her thing.

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Suggestion Saturday: November 24, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, American readers! Here is this week’s list of blog posts, short stories, recipes, poetry, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Pumpkin Pie With a Nut Crust via maria_mckenzie. Wow, this looks delicious. A New Gratitude via seanpaulmahoney. Thanksgiving honestly isn’t at the top of the list of my favourite holidays, but I… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: November 17, 2018

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. The B Word via bloggerbythesea. This was an interesting blog post about what it’s like to live with chronic back pain. Pocosin. It’s been a while since I shared a science fiction story with you all,… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: November 10, 2018

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Cats Don’t Work Without Internet. Could it also be argued that the Internet doesn’t work without cats? I’d say yes. The Room via SDJackson85. . This one is for a certain sibling of mine who reads… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: November 3, 2018

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, articles, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. There were a lot of news articles this week because I kept stumbling across great ones. The Not so Invisible Problem via tjtherien. This post is several years old, but the problem it talks about still hasn’t been… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: October 27, 2018

Happy Halloween! Here is this week’s gigantic list of blog posts, comic strips, stories, and other links from the scariest corners of the web. I’ve labelled the links that include gory content. If you have other questions about what a specific link contains, feel free to ask. Imagine the Sound of This, but in the Night.… Read More