Suggestion Saturday: April 26, 2014

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

The Needs of the Many via NatashaA_Author. What I find most interesting about this post is how few questions it answers. Sometimes there isn’t a good answer yet. It takes courage to admit that.

Hello, My Name Is… A creative post in which each one of Ruth’s pets describe how they came to live with her. Some of their stories are sad, but they made me wish I wasn’t allergic to dogs and cats. There are so many animals out there who need families.

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings. Gabriel Garcia Marquez died last week. This is my favourite story from him.

So, You’re Going to Die. Morality and death for non-theists.

Empty Nests via JAHesch. I love the imagery in this poem.

From OOTT via KarenPilarski:

That day in the kitchen I asked her about the appointment. “It was a total waste of time” she lamented. The doctor had killed her afternoon. “Well, so you don’t have a new allergy that is making your hand swell?” I was trying to comprehend the doctor’s voice of reason.

“Ugh, he said it was OOTT.” She said in an annoyed tone. Huh? I wondered if it was an acronym for a weird disease that effects moody teens. “He said one of those things, that is what OOTT stands for” she explained.

The author of today’s book recommendation is giving away free copies of it until Mother’s Day.

I Wonder is a beautifully illustrated children’s book about not having all of the answers in life. I hadn’t heard of Annaka Harris’ work before stumbling across this offer, but I like her smooth writing style and ability to admit when she doesn’t know something.

What have you been reading?

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