Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
You Can Learn A Lot About America From Each State’s Internet Search History. Ok, this is hilarious. I’d love to know what the most common search terms are for each province in Canada.
Not All Pastor’s Kids Are Christian. Sorry. via JamietheVWM. There is a very short list of Christian blogs I still really enjoy reading. Jamie’s blog is one of them for many reasons, and I was reminded of nearly all of them with this post.
Adult Children. A brilliant answer to a repetitive question.
One of the reasons the word crazy is tops on my offensive mental health terms is because when its definition is researched we find it closely linked with the word insane, which is commonly defined as marked by foolishness and folly. Foolishness! Witless, stupid, brainless, mindless, unintelligent, harebrained—all words that imply a faulty character and flawed intellect.
I don’t see “scientists” as guys in white coats with taped glasses and pocket protectors. I don’t think of them as “Dr. Jekyll” types trying to attain immortality by creating something never before achieved. I don’t see them as pawns of any particular political agenda or as money-hungry individuals who will make wild claims in order to get the next grant. I definitely don’t see them as people who are willing to engage in and promote a vast conspiracy for the purpose of controlling the public.
I Can Hear You Whisper chronicles the journey of a family whose third child is born with serious hearing loss. What makes it even more fascinating, though, is everything Lydia Denworth has discovered about the science and sociology of deafness.
The handful of people living with disabilities that I knew growing up were either paraplegic or amputees. Our community was small and most of its members were able-bodied and (fairly) young. Things are quite different here in Toronto, but I still loving stumbling across books that describe what other people’s lives are like. There are a lot of questions that are impolite to ask unless you know someone very, very well. (Even then, I wouldn’t bring up certain topics. It’s much better to quietly wonder about something than to accidentally hit a sore spot!)
This book is so well-written that it feels like a conversation between old friends. I really enjoyed learning about what this author’s life has been like, and I suspect my readers might as well.
What have you been reading?