Suggestion Saturday: December 20, 2014

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

Six Christmases. A fascinating look at how life can change one Christmas at a time.

The Mischievous Mommy. It’s rare for me to recommend an entire blog, but I couldn’t pick just one of these paintings. The owner of this blog transforms her toddler’s pictures into  artworks that have to be seen to be believed.

Greetings from Pandora. Where does she come from? What does she want? There are so many story possibilities in her eyes.

Grandmothers Everywhere Prepare To Guilt Their Grandchildren To Jesus This Holiday Season. Too funny.

Survive the Holidays with Social Anxiety. This is great for anyone who has ever been nervous in a social setting for any reason.

This short film is great:

Let’s see how many holiday greetings I can fit into the end of this post. Happy/ Merry:

  • Festivus
  • Yule
  • Christmas
  •  Hannukah
  • (early) Mawlid Un Nabi
  • Malanka
  • Pancha Ganapati
  • Saturnalia
  • New Year

If I missed yours, let me know in the comments. I tried pretty hard to find everything that’s celebrated this time of year. It was a very interesting search!

It Came from the Search Engine

Periodically I like share some of the more interesting search terms that lead new readers to this blog. Other than my regular Suggestion Saturday posts, this is the last new post of 2014. I’ll be reprinting my favourite posts from this past year over the next two weeks, and will be back to my regular posting…

Time Trap

  I know some of my readers strongly prefer to know what the films I share are about before they decide whether to watch them. Picture this: Earth has been destroyed. Humanity is extinct. The planet we once thrived on is now empty and quiet until one day when an alien crashes on it. This species…

Celebrating When You Are Alone

A new reader recently found this blog by searching for how to celebrate when you are alone. I’m going to assume that he or she was talking about the holidays. If this isn’t true and you’re the person who searched for it, let me know what you were really thinking. One of the things I had to…

Suggestion Saturday: December 13, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Tree Decorating 101. This is what happens when your cats help you set up your Christmas tree. The before and after pictures make me chuckle. Writing Class. I share a lot of poetry on my Suggestion Saturday posts….

Welcome Back, Bruce

Several months ago I said good-bye to my friend Bruce Gerencser. After a long history of blogging, he’d decided to give up on it for good. This was something he’d done several other times in the past for reasons that I’ll leave up to him to explain, so it didn’t come as much of a…


Wanderers – a short film by Erik Wernquist from Erik Wernquist on Vimeo.   This is mesmerizing. I hope I live long enough to see some of these places.

How to Stop Caring About Other People’s Opinions

Years ago I was in a utterly toxic situation. The specific details of it don’t matter. All you really need to know is that I was so stressed out that I lost 20 pounds over the course of a few months. I was quite thin to begin with. While trying to figure out how to extract myself from…

Suggestion Saturday: December 6, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. How My Anger Helped Me Find Peace. This is great. It’s Amazing What the Living Expect of the Dying. Be prepared for a long read with this link. I really appreciated how honest the author was about…

5 Things Spock Would Say About Anxiety

Sometimes when I’m running low on ideas I play around with the various websites out there that help you brainstorm if you provide them with a keyword or two. Most of the ideas aren’t that spectacular, although I’ve occasionally stumbled across something worth blogging about. I’m not a fan of the original Star Trek series for a…