Suggestion Saturday: January 21, 2012

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

This picture was snapped in 1928 on a field trip taken by Waterdown Public School students and teachers. Old photographs always make me wonder what happened to the subjects in the years that followed.

The Male Explorer Who Was Actually Female. I wonder how many other stories like this have been long-since forgotten?

100 Most Powerless New Yorkers. We need more lists like this one.

What Slippery Slope? Good stuff.


From Helping the Homeless at the S.F. Public Library:

What started as a tough situation – staff members worried about people washing up in the bathrooms, or acting badly – turned into an opportunity. The library, which has always thought of itself as a resource, found it had nothing to offer people who came in asking for help finding housing or places to sleep.

Thomas Grant Wynn’s How to Think Like a Neandertal condenses all of our current knowledge about neanderthal* physiology, culture, diet and religion into a book that’s accessible even for people who know little about the subject.

Several times while reading it, though, I’ve wondered how accurate even our most educated guesses actually are – if only we could interact with living, breathing members of this species!

*Apparently either spelling is acceptable. 🙂

What have you been reading?


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2 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: January 21, 2012

  1. Thanks for the shout out!  🙂

    That list of the 100 Most Powerless is quite interesting.  There are the plights of people you would expect to be on the list, but then there are also some real shockers, like judges, borough chiefs, etc.  I started think, wow, everyone is powerless!

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