Category Archives: Suggestion Saturday

Suggestion Saturday: July 14, 2018

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

Dust to Dust. This is one of those short stories that works best if it’s read on a hot, dusty summer day. Enjoy!

Walk to Your Health via CorinneBlogs. It’s always nice to find other people who walk as part of their exercise routine.

We Want to Have Fun Like You, But Here’s What It Takes via achvoice. If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to live with an invisible illness, go read this.

Free Horror Book Promo. My friend Jan is giving away free e-books of two of her horror novels from July 13 to July 17. Click on this link for more information. If anyone who is reading this will be putting their own books on sale in the future, I’d be happy to share a link to your site.

The Bullshit of Busy via seanpaulmahoney. I couldn’t agree with this more. There’s something incredibly odd about bragging about how busy one is.

From To Be Resilient, Face Tragedy with Humour and Flexibility:

Rather than seeing themselves as victims of a terrible and mindless fate, resilient people and groups devise ways to frame their misfortune in a more personally understandable way, and this serves to protect them from being overwhelmed by difficulties in the present.

From The Rise of Adblock Shaming:

The internet looks very different if you are using software to block advertisements. Use it for a long time you’ll forget how much junk a user has to slog through to read or watch anything.

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Suggestion Saturday: July 7, 2018

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

All Beauty Must Die. This comic strip is a littler darker than the ones I normally share on Suggestion Saturday posts, but it did make me laugh while I was also shaking my head. (Don’t worry – there’s nothing gory about it).

The Kindness of Strangers in Mizoram via NomadicThunker. What a heart-warming post.

Summer Festival Calendar. This really should have been expanded to include the entire summer. How funny.

Yolk. I’m not sure how to explain why there should be a trigger warning on this without giving away spoilers other than to say that something very sad happens to an infant in this tale. If that’s something that would bother you, skip this link.

It’s Not Only Words via CorinneBlogs. I know I shared a different post from Corinne’s blog here a few weeks ago, but she keeps writing such amazing posts that I couldn’t help but to link to her again today. Go read this post. If you enjoy it as much as I did, be sure to scroll through her archives as well.

How to Use Social Media to Change the World via authorkristalyn. If everyone behaved this way, the Internet would be a heavenly place. Until that happens, I’ll continue doing my part to make it a friendly place.

From Why Eight Hours a Night Isn’t Enough, According to a Lead Sleep Scientist:

To see how much sleep you really need, my professor suggests that when you go on vacation, try to stick to your normal bedtime and then see what time you wake up. With no stressors or time to get up, you’ll just fall into a natural pattern, and that’s probably how much sleep you actually need.

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Suggestion Saturday: June 30, 2018

Happy Pride! As a member of the LGBT community, it was especially fun for me to put together this week’s list of pie charts, blog posts, and other LGBT-themed links from my favourite corners of the web.

Things You Should Never Have to Do. All of the sections in this pie chart were beautifully true, but I liked the one about never apologizing  for your sexuality the most of them all.

How the 18th-Century Gay Bar Survived and Thrived in a Deadly Environment. Wow, I never would have guessed that gay bars existed  in the 1700s.

Love and Rockets. What a beautiful sentiment.

Do Algorithms Reveal Sexual Orientation or Just Expose Our Stereotypes? This was a long read, but it was worth it.

Pride Around the World via KatyGilroyBlog. I loved this description of Pride Parades around the world. Warsaw’s Pride Parade sounds particularly fun.

What It Means to Be Queer via quirkandfolly‬. This was such a detailed explanation of why this author chose to label herself as queer.

The Story Behind Gay Bob, the World’s First Out-and-Proud Doll. Have you ever heard of this doll before? I hadn’t.

Jeremiah, Opera Singer, Vancouver via TheGayMenProject. Honestly, all of the interviews on this site are interesting, but Jeremiah’s is a good place to start.

I Chose to Be Gay Just Last Week. Yes, this title is tongue-in-cheek. I included this link especially for the heterosexual followers of this site. If you’d like a small taste of what it’s like to be part of the LGBT community, this post is a hilarious and accurate representation of some of the bizarre things people say to us sometimes.

Cornwall Gay Pride via ellen_hawley. This blog post compares what modern-day Pride parades are like to how they were decades ago. I only wish this blogger had turned this into a series. It was so good.

Suggestion Saturday: June 23, 2018

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

Lifeguard. This was good.

7 Practices for Finding Quiet in Chaos via CorinneBlogs. The more I read from Corinne, the more I like her posts about mindfulness and meditation. You’ll see a few additional mentions of her site here over the next couple of months.

Wonder Woman – The Hero Our World Needs via JRitchieAuthor. I’m not a big superhero person in general, but Wonder Woman is cool. This essay about her is making me want to rewatch that fantastic Wonder Woman film that came out last year.

Beast of Breath. This story reminded me why I love the fantasy genre so much. I hope you all enjoy it, too.

It’s the Allergies That Are Annoying, Not Me via mydangblog. This was one of the funniest things I’ve read in ages.

From A Different Kind of Place:

“I love this town,” she confessed to Wendy the next night, over a bottle of cheap red from the local Spin Thru. Not the one her father had driven past, but the Chester one. “But Jesus Christ: they voted down the wall. Carla was telling me she won’t vaccinate her kids against zombiesm, and Principal Jenners told me the vaccine rate was likely barely half.”

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Suggestion Saturday: June 16, 2018

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

I’m Not a Father, so Stop Acknowledging Me on Father’s Day via AmberLeventry. Humans sure are strange sometimes. I can’t imagine making this mental leap. Can you?

Why Scientists Once Used Taste Tests as Paternity Tests. I honestly thought this was a joke when I first read the title. Humans sure are creative.

Why I Celebrate My Uncles on Father’s Day via theotherblair. This was a touching tribute to this blogger’s uncles.

Two Dads Adopt a Son with Autism. I love a happy ending. Don’t you?

How to Be a Caring Father via 04fsbryntin. Bryntin is a blogger I discovered a few months ago after a friend of mine retweeted something he said. He has a tongue-in-cheek writing style that I think is hilarious. I hope you like it, too.

A Father’s Duties via notquiteold. Being a parent doesn’t end when your child turns 18. It was interesting to see how this blogger’s relationship with her dad evolved in an emotionally healthy way well into adulthood.

From My Father’s Hats:

Sunday mornings I would reach

high into his dark closet while standing

on a chair and tiptoeing reach

Suggestion Saturday: June 9, 2018

Here is this week’s list of comic strips and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Fairy Scapegoats: A History of the Persecution of Changeling Children. Trigger warning: this article includes descriptions of what we would consider to be physical and emotional abuse. At the time, they were thought to be the only ways… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: June 2, 2018

Here is this week’s list of comic strips and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Why Do Fantasy Novels Have So Much Food? Who else has wondered the same question? I found the answer as practical as it was interesting. On the Edge.This honestly isn’t something I’ve ever thought about ghosts doing, but… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: May 26, 2018

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, blog posts, essays, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Taste Test. I can’t stop giggling at this. The Real Reason Representation Matters via JamesSabata. Yes, precisely. Time Is Relative. The next time I go hiking, this is going to be rattling around in the… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: May 19, 2018

Here is this week’s list of poems, blog posts, volunteer opportunities, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Volunteer Bloggers Wanted at ‪MigraineMantras‬.  If you’re a writer who is living with migraines, chronic pain, chronic illnesses, and/or an invisible illness, Migraine Mantras wants to hear from you. They are currently seeking volunteer bloggers to… Read More

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Suggestion Saturday: May 12, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day! I choose to believe that today’s picture is of a mother rabbit and her baby. Here is this week’s list of poems, blog posts, and other links from my favourite corners of the web. Gay Dads on Mother’s Day via thegayadopter. This family adopted their children through foster care. I thought it was… Read More

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