Suggestion Saturday: February 4, 2012

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, message board threads, videos and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Ode to Bella Santorum. I avoid politics – especially U.S. politics –  as much as humanly possible but this bears repeating.

Sheep Herding Swedish Bunny Hops to Fame. This is one of the cutest, funniest things I’ve ever seen.

From a discussion on Letter From Former Slave to Former Master:

Mandy says she would be afraid to go back without some proof that you were disposed to treat us justly and kindly; and we have concluded to test your sincerity by asking you to send us our wages for the time we served you…At twenty-five dollars a month for me, and two dollars a week for Mandy, our earnings would amount to eleven thousand six hundred and eighty dollars.

Hobo Life in America. There’s a story in every wrinkle, every scar.

From MacArthur’s Address at Los Angeles Banquet, 1955:

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old only by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up interest wrinkles the soul. Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair — these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust.

Once again I haven’t read anything worth recommending this week. What have you been reading?

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  1. Twyseschoch

    The diamond age by neal stephenson comes highly recommended from me. It’s about nanotechnology woven through all of life. With some politics, sociology, and family systems stuff thrown in.

  2. In that letter from a slave, those earnings represent just shy of 29 years of labor.  I wonder what their former owner did, and how they had become free.

    Interesting link about Bella.  Thanks for sharing

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