Here is this week’s list of comic strips, essays, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
What It’s Like to Be That Fat Person Sitting Next to You on the Plane via yrfatfriend. What a heartbreaking essay.
The Cult of Memory: When History Does More Harm Than Good. A long read, but also a good one.
There’s Still Good People Out There via ajgus83. I don’t know this blogger or the man who helped her, but I was really touched by this story. Isn’t it amazing to see how far a random act of kindness can spread?
45 Seconds of Sunlight. This is exactly how I feel every March.
The doctors asked what had stung him, and my Mom just simply replied “A bee.” I don’t think she knew the different kinds of wasps and hornets. Anything that stung was simply a bee. The doctor wanted to know what kind.
From Am I Ugly?
And yet I judge myself to be not unattractive.1 Is that valid? Many researchers have examined the specifics of what we find alluring in another human face. So I decided to use these findings to critically analyze my own mug.
What have you been reading?