Suggestion Saturday: January 3, 2015

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

Decisions, Decisions. This so true and so funny.

Confessions of a Former Internet Troll. Wow. That’s all I have to say about this. Wow.

Here is Freedom via SylvesterPoetry. The picture matches this poem perfectly.

How I Defeated the Tolkien Estate via Jacopo_della_Q. You don’t have to be a fan of the Lord of the Rings to find this amusing, but I do suspect that people who love J.R.R. Tolkien’s books will be the most amused of all.

From When Is It Ok to Ask a Disabled Person About Their Disability? via jcahdavis:

I couldn’t help but feel an alliance with this child, this child who knows the difference between questions of good intent and questions of cruel intent, because there is a difference. People with disabilities know this difference. We are well versed in reading between the lines and all but feeling the intent of the asker.

From Medicine and Death:

Working in healthcare, you get to experience first-hand and way too often the difference between keeping someone alive and actually saving their life.

Readers, what are you thoughts on this video?

It feels good to be back in my regular schedule of book recommendation again. Over the holidays I sniffed my way through Saving Simon. It’s the true story of what happened to a donkey named Simon after he suffered years of neglect and abuse.  (If these things bother you, stop reading now!)

The guy who wrote this book is the same person who took Simon in when his previous owners were charged with animal abuse. This poor donkey was a in terrible shape. Simon had several infections and many old, poorly-healed wounds. He was also extremely underweight and malnourished.

Seeing him recover from this physically and emotionally brought tears to my eyes. While I’m not normally the kind of person who likes such sentimental things, this was a beautifully written story.

What have you been reading?

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