Here is this week’s list of poems, comic strips, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
This is the time of year when I start thinking about candles a lot. Maybe it’s because the sun is setting so early these days that we have hours of darkness before bedtime?
Before the First Frost via jdubqca. I really liked how the title tied into what was going on in this poem. They complemented each other nicely.
A Thousand Little Weights. Yes, exactly.
Balancing Act via NancyERoman. Most of us are going to live long enough to become old. What happens after that largely depends on what you think being “old” should be like.
5 Take-Aways from the Presidential Debate via Dan_Salerno_. This was a good summary of the presidential debates in the U.S.
From Sex and World Peace:
In fact, the very best predictor of a state’s peacefulness is not its level of wealth, its level of democracy or its ethno-religious identity; the best predictor of a state’s peacefulness is how well its women are treated.
From Small Talk Should Be Banned – Here’s Why:
What is your relationship with God? What is something you fear in life? These may be great topics for conversations, but we rarely tackle such meaty topics at social gatherings….
This is a shame, because research has confirmed what most people know but don’t practise: surface level small talk does not build relationships and it is not great for our happiness levels.
What have you been reading?