Suggestion Saturday: January 25, 2014

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

Befuddled via CocoJGingerSays. I’m not entirely sure what this means, but I really like it.

Goblin Market. I heard this poem for the first time last week when it was quoted in a Dr. Who episode my husband was watching. It’s quite the tale if there’s anyone else out there who somehow skated through their childhoods without hearing it.

The Irish Atheist Strikes a Deal.  This is such a fantastic idea. Hopefully there will be churches who take him up on it!

The Humble(d) Husband: the Two Coders via HacksIsTeenEyed. Certain words have completely different meanings depending on your profession. This blog post explores what it’s like to be married to someone whose understanding of one such word is so completely different from the author’s own.

Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm via PenguinGalaxy. The best photographs are of the ones with the boy and his bunny. So cute.

From Do We Have to be Offended by Everything:

Whatever the case is, there is no possible chance that you could be wrong.

And yet.

What if you are wrong?

And what if your defensiveness has effectively shut down an opportunity to learn something?

And what if you genuinely did hurt someone?

Anxiety: A Short History is the most interesting book I’ve read so far in 2014.

There have always been people who felt anxious, but how societies thought of it has varied quite a bit from one century to the next. This book discusses how and why these sentiments have changed over the years. While it’s more academic than the typical book I recommend here, I still highly recommend it to anyone interested in the subject.

What have you been reading?

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