Here is this week’s list of comic strips, poems, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
Why I Love Maps via sbrown9710. Seventy percent of the reason why I’m including this link in today’s post is because my mother loves maps, too. She reads my blog, and there’s an excellent chance that this will be the first link she clicks on from it today. Hopefully, other folks will enjoy it as well.
Top Ten Dark Fiction Books via ajseftonauthor. Other than The Wasp Factory and Crime and Punishment, I’ve read everything on this list and agree that it’s good material for people who like dark stories.
Learn to Zoop! (Argument De-Escalation). This is excellent advice.
Life Was Not Always Better. Occasionally, I like to walk through old cemeteries and read the headstones I find there. It’s fascinating to see what names were popular decades or centuries ago that you don’t see being given to newborns these days. This post touches on another reason why walking through old graveyards is educational, and it has to do with what parents expected to happen to their children. Let’s just say that it’s only been in the last few generations that the vast majority of families in western countries could assume all of the children they brought into the world would survive to adulthood. I hope that this will someday be something that people in every country on Earth can assume.
The Creation of the Universe. Despite the title, there’s nothing religious or scientific about the nature of this link at all. It’s pure silliness, but it did make me laugh.
Honoring Earth Day by Saving Money via SLMarchisello. I especially liked this blogger’s tips about food. I know I occasionally have trouble finishing everything I’ve bought before it goes bad.
What the Hospitals of the Future Look Like. Wow, this was interesting. I never would have guessed that the idea of convalescing at home with daily visits from your family doctor would come back into fashion. It seems like such an old-fashioned idea, and yet the reasons for going back to that kind of care do make sense.
Here is this week’s list of short stories and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
How to Build Muscle as Age Tears It Down. If you’re not currently doing weight training exercises, this article might make you want to begin. If you’re already doing this kind of exercise, this article will make you smile.
Eat Like a Poor Person. I really like this method for determining what to eat because of how much freedom it gives to you to determine what your diet should look like. It can work well for vegans, vegetarians, people have food allergies/intolerances, picky eaters, travellers, and so much more. The recipe that’s included in the post looks good, too.
Kingston Book Festival 2018 – So Lit! via naditomlinson. I had to temporarily delay sharing this post with you because my Suggestion Saturday queue was so full, but I’m pleased to share it with you today. This book festival sounds incredibly fun!
Never Get Discouraged via MichaelTMiyoshi. This was such a good post.
How Lyme Disease Became the First Epidemic of Climate Change. And this article made me want to never walk in the woods again.
The Atheist Movement’s Future via tmamone. My friend Trav wrote this, and I agree with every single word of it.
From Fixer Upper:
Now, keep in mind that we considered ten thousand planets for this season. Earth was by far the most messed up, and we think we could get some really great ratings out of it, but let’s be honest, the place needs more than a new lawn.
I walk like my father. He has a long, swinging stride with a bounce in the balls of his feet. A cheerful walk but not one that brooks much argument.
Happy Easter! Here is this week’s list of blog posts, recipes, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
The Victorian Easter Bunny via MimiMatthewsEsq. Those of you who know how much I love rabbits can probably guess why I’m sharing this post with you today.
Hot Cross Buns. These sound amazing.
Dehydrated Peeps. Do any of my readers own a dehydrator? I’d be quite curious to know what you think of this recipe if you give it a try.
Easter Bunny Cake via glutenfreegreek. This isn’t something I could eat, but I love the decorations on this cake.
A Rabbit Egg for Flora. I wonder if this is what Easter will be like for future generations?
It’s Easter! Time to Do the Bunny Hop! via BlogVintageInn. I’d never heard of this dance before. Have any of my followers done it?
Vegan Chocolate Creme Eggs. Wow, these look delicious. I actually shared a link to this recipe a few days ago on Twitter, but I wanted to share it again for everyone who follows this blog but doesn’t spend time with me on social media. I really need to find some egg moulds and make these creme eggs myself. They’re only looking more appetizing the more I think about them.
The Dark Truth About Chocolate. You should all know that there are several packages of fancy Easter chocolate sitting in my fridge right now that I have been slowly nibbling on and will continue to work my way through this spring. By no means am I anti-chocolate, but I also don’t think of it as a health food. It’s a treat. If you’ll be indulging as well this weekend, enjoy!
So, We’ve Come To This: Peep On A Perch, The Easter Equivalent To Elf On A Shelf. Have any of you heard of Peep on a Perch?
The Last Easter Egg. This was silly, but it still made me smile.
Here is this week’s list of comic strips, poems, short stories, and other links from my favourite corners of the web.
Unlegendary Heroes. My grandfather is infamous in our family for his do-it-yourself approach to medical care. For example, he once stitched up a large cut on one of his children’s heads. It apparently healed well, too. He’s done all sorts of other small medical procedures on himself that most people would leave to a doctor or nurse. What are the unlegendary heroes in your life known for?
Funny Things at the Dentist via Polychromantium. Oh, how I wish we could know the rest of this story.
Extreme Frugality Allowed Me to Retire at 32 – and Regain Control of My Life. I’m in awe of what this writer has accomplished so early in life.
Will the Internet Change Our Spellings? via ajseftonauthor. I’d argue that it already has. What do you all think?
Excuses and Explanations. There’s a huge difference between the two, and I liked the way this blogger divided them.
Lost Children via LizanneLloyd. This blogger has such a creative take on what might have happened to the children in these old photographs.
I’m staring at the skew on the third floor of an incredibly beautiful eighteenth-century building when I burst into tears again. The floor isn’t a floor anymore–it’s slid sideways, I can see the place where the load-bearing beams have snapped inside the structure.
Here is this week’s list of comic strips and other links from my favourite corners of the web. All but one of these links is related to St. Patrick’s Day in some way. That exception suits this time of year for other reasons which will soon be clear to you.
Five Minutes in Spring. This is both funny and true.
Irish Soda Bread via TRH_Cook. This sounds delicious.
St. Patrick’s Day! I really like the idea of using candy to make art like this. I’ll be sharing more links from this site in the future.
St. Patrick’s Day “green”-ery. It’s going to be nice when the world is green and lush again.
Irish Slang via irishslang. This whole site is worth checking out. I especially liked finding out what the greeting “Hows Yer Onions Sur” and the food reference “Afters” meant.
Growing Up with Leprechauns! via SusieLindau. What a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.