Suggestion Saturday: June 30, 2012

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

High Frequency Hearing Test. Using an admittedly poor set of speakers I could hear something up to 17 kHz (and couldn’t quite tell about 18 kHz.) According to the link most adults over 25 cannot hear frequencies above 15 kHz. I don’t know how true that is, though. 25+ readers, how high could you go?

How the Kindness of a Black Man Changed the Mind of a KKK Kingpin. This is quite the story. I’m not sure what I think of not pressing charges against someone who sets your church on fire. Thoughts?

How It Looked, How It Felt.This is a nice addendum to my post from earlier in the week about not feeling like an adult.

From Just Say No to Beating Yourself Up:

When your brain wants to go on a rant on why you’re not measuring up, just say no. After all, you’re in control… No matter where you are or what you’re doing (or you’ve done), you’re enough. In fact, you’re pretty fantastic.

From A Former Teenage Carjacker Reflects on Supreme Court Ruling in Miller vs. Alabama:

Families are mourning still, even as I write this. Yet mourning, no matter how painful, does not change the fact that juveniles are different from adults. Their potential for change, for growth, for understanding, is greater. If our system is not, ultimately, to be based on vengeance, we need to recognize that potential of change, and give it the opportunity to take place.

Little Heathens  shares rosy memories from a woman who grew up on her grandparents’ farm during the Great Depression. Mildred Armstrong Kalish’s mother raised several young children as a single parent living on virtually no income at a time when social assistance for families like these was scanty. Surprisingly this is not a sad story. Mildred and her siblings had  wonderful childhoods (although I do wonder how much they knew about the family hardships at the time.)

What have you been reading?

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0 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: June 30, 2012

  1. My first book since the late 90’s that I am just finishing (on mom’s phone) is “These is my words” Could not put it down 🙂

  2. I couldnt hear 14. But my ears are plugged from a cold, my AC is running, and I’m listening on my phone’s speakers ….

  3. I barely heard 10 🙁 I know I am always stuffed up.

  4. I can hear 14kHz but not 15. My wife can hear 15 but not 16.

    We’re both 31.

  5. daphnepurpus

    I couldn’t get past 10–heard that but not 12 and I’m 66.  Nice selection of suggestions this week and I esp. liked Just Say No to Beating Yourself Up.  Happy Canada Day!

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