Here is this week’s list of blog posts, short stories, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
The Surprising Downsides of Being Clever. Fascinating.
Staying Mindful This Autumn via LondonMindful. This is something I struggle with during the cold, dark months of the year. These were helpful tips, though, and I will be using them this autumn and winter.
How Not Drinking Soda Has Changed Me via JamesSabata. I’ve had a similar revelation with sugary foods. Now that I’m not eating them very often, a lot of things I used to like have become unbearably sweet.
DIY Dentistry via nazmaniatweet. My mom accidentally cut her head once when she was a little girl. He father cleaned the wound and then stitched it up. It healed well. I thought about this family story while reading this post. Sometimes humans are a lot tougher than you’d think they would be (although I’m not planning any DIY medical care of my own anytime soon. Haha).
From The Long Rain:
“Don’t be crazy,” said one of the two other men. “It never stops raining on Venus. It just goes on and on. I’ve lived here for ten years and I never saw a minute, or even a second, when it wasn’t pouring.”
We should start with what it isn’t. It isn’t the feigned kindness of the South, where people sipping bourbons at cocktail hour reserve the right to boot-heel you when you turn your back. It’s not the abrasive honesty of the Northeast, where everyone speaks, as Don DeLillo once put it, in the same nasally, knowing cynicism. It is genuine, Midwestern Nice.
What have you been reading?