Suggestion Saturday: March 8, 2014

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

A Day in the Life of a Street Kid via Christina_Z13. I blinked away tears as I read this. Be sure to check out part one as well.

How a Convicted Murderer Prepares for a Job Interview. A really interesting piece about a group of ex-cons who are trying to make new lives for themselves.

How to Talk to Anyone (For at Least a Few Minutes). A very helpful post. The rest of the site may be NSFW.

Why We Tweet via alfageeek. I’d argue that this is true about everything we post online.

Inspiration P*rn or Unfit Parent. The title of this piece has been edited to prevent search bots from sending me visitors who are looking for things this blog doesn’t provide. 😉 What I liked the most about this post was how much it reminds me of my own childhood. My parents were always the ones who picked up trash around the neighbourhood to keep it tidy. I haven’t heard of many other families who make this one of their traditions, but it’s a good one!

From Pennies Saved via DJ_Whisenant:

I’ve been

savin’ on up; I’ve been

savin’ on up for a

fit and fine holi-


World War II always seemed like it took up a disproportionate amount of time in my high school history classes. Because of that I’ve purposefully avoided books about that era as an adult. Until now.

Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields isn’t an easy read, but it’s an important one. I knew that German women who were free from mental and physical “defects” were pushed into having as many children as possible for their country. I didn’t know the extent of the political and social pressure on them, though, or how instrumental they were in the operation of prison camps and hospitals. Nursing was one of a handful of professions open to German women at the time, but many nurses found themselves ending lives instead of saving them.

This is a great choice if you’re in the mood to revisit World War II from the perspective of ordinary German women.

What have you been reading?

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