Suggestion Saturday: November 24, 2012

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

From a beautiful letter written by W.E.B. Du Bois to his 14-year old daughter:

Above all remember: your father loves you and believes in you and expects you to be a wonderful woman.

I am a Delight. If this comic strip was a t-shirt I’d be so excited to wear it.

From Why Do Some People Never Want to Get Married? 

It is not that marriage isn’t a wonderful thing for many people, but that the alternative life of choosing to pass on being in a long term committed relationship is very much misunderstood. Many people associate a lack of desire to marry or commit to a long term relationship with a fear of getting hurt, selfishness and/or shallowness, or eventual unfulfillment. Perhaps in some cases this is true, but many times this is a very false assessment.

What Happens to Women Denied Abortions? This is the First Scientific Study to Find Out. I’ve never been pregnant and have no idea what it’s like to walk in these women’s shoes. It will be interesting to see how both groups of women do over the long haul, though. Will there be such big differences between women who were denied abortions and those who were able to get them in 5, 10, 20 years?

Not At All Costs. A list of reasons to stay in a struggling relationship. No, I’m not having marriage problems! 🙂 I simply appreciate this blogger’s perspective as often articles about troubled romances focus on red flags. It’s refreshing to see the topic approached from a different point of view.

Intimate Portraits That Capture Emotion on the Faces and Figures of Animals. The title says it all.

Imagine if you discovered a parallel earth. In The Crack in Space humans are on the brink of disaster. The social and environmental conditions are so bad that seventy million people – most of whom are young, poor, and non-caucasian – have been cryogenically frozen. Some of the characters in this book want to send all of the frozen people to the presumably empty new earth. Others want to use it as a personal oasis.

And then we discover that this parallel earth is inhabited after all.

What have you been reading?

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