Suggestion Saturday: May 31, 2014

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.

Love Is a Terrible Reason to Get Married via LarryCheetos. The title stays it all.

Adult Children. A brilliant answer to a repetitive question.

From I Can Show You 99 Kinds of Crazy. None Are Due to Mental Illness via TruthisHers:

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.

From So I Married an Astrophysicist: Dispelling Myths About Scientists:

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?

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0 Responses to Suggestion Saturday: May 31, 2014

  1. Thanks for including my post! I’m still getting going with the blog and trying to figure out what I’m doing with it, but that post (So I married…) is important to me.

    I was poking around your blog earlier, btw and really enjoyed the post on not wearing make-up. I didn’t wear it at all for years and now only wear mineral make-up occasionally. I’m super sensitive to chemicals and couldn’t manage it at all for a long time. When I started again it felt really weird. I know that people who wear it all the time say they feel naked without it, but I felt super exposed with it on – like I was asking people to notice me more.

    • You’re very welcome!

      My blemishes clearly up amazingly fast when I stopped wearing makeup. I’m not sure if I was having some sort of reaction to the products I was using or if something else was causing it, but having clear skin made me never want to wear it again. 🙂