Suggestion Saturday: May 7, 2016

Spring ChickHere is this week’s list of poems, blog posts, short stories, and tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. The photo on the left has nothing to do with this week’s links. I’m sharing it because I think it’s cute and I’m so thrilled that spring has finally arrived in Ontario.

A Complete History of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s Relationship.  I find it utterly fascinating that someone actually took the time to compile such a long and detailed list of what sounds like every time this couple has mentioned each other in public. Putting that much energy into someone else’s private life isn’t something I understand. If any of my readers are into this sort of thing, I’d love to know why you find it so amusing. It would also be interesting to interview you if you’re willing to answer a few questions. I want to know how your mind works. Ha!

Raise Your Wands via JackieSmith114. This is for all of the Harry Potter fans who follow my blog.

4 Ways to Help Your Adopted/Foster Child Through Mother’s Day and Other Holidays via MarriageReset. My thoughts are with everyone who finds Mother’s Day hard for any reason. This is one of many reasons why some people struggle with this holiday.

3 Healthy Coping Strategies via teachaholicblog. It’s nice to hear how other people cope with bad days.

Opting Out of Coastal Madness to Live a Low-Overhead Life. If small towns were more accepting places, I’d consider this idea. It’s something I’d recommend to people who are heterosexual, cisgender, white, and religious, but once you start moving outside of those labels things can get pretty complicated. There are excellent reasons why certain minority groups tend to move to cities. I hope this will change one day soon because this article really does make some good points about adjusting your lifestyle to save money.

From 1957:

It was a bright day in May, and the clocks were striking twelve. I had no idea why I’d been summoned to the Head’s study. Dr. Treadwell had four clocks there, each a present from a grateful pupil. We heard the chapel clock everywhere in Dean House, deep and reverent, ordering the school day. Treadwell let each of his little clocks chime together on the hour, but Old Ned drowned them.

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