An End and a Beginning

This is the final post of On the Other Hand. The last six years have been wonderful, but it’s time for me to move on to a new website and a different approach to blogging.

Effective today, I will be blogging at lydiaschoch.com. There’s a post there explaining why I made the move and what you can expect to see from me next.

I hope to see all of you over there!

Guest Post: Why Your Next Move Should Be to Orange County

Why Your Next Move Should Be to Orange County Orange County, CA is best known for its many tourist attractions. It is home to Disneyland, Downtown Disney, Huntington Beach, and Laguna Beach. Some would consider it a surfing mecca while others come to see the cities themselves. Whale watching, sunbathing, hiking, shopping, and events are…






Why the World Needs More Science Fiction

1. It gives you a hopeful vision of the future. As I’ve mentioned on Twitter, my spouse and I have been slowly watching Star Trek: The Original Series over the past few months. One of the things I appreciate the most about this show is its unbridled optimism. The characters live in a time and place…






Suggestion Saturday: November 19, 2016

Here is this week’s list of paintings, confessions, advice for setting boundaries, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. It’s extra large this week because I couldn’t bear to cut anything out. Everything was important, so I hope you enjoy all of the bonus links. Confessions of a Dirty Shoe Dancer via maryanne_pope….






Canada’s New National Bird: The Grey Jay?

Lately I’ve been scouring the web for distracting and silly news stories. One of the nicest ones I’ve come across so far was the semi-official announcement of Canada’s national bird. The link above shares facts about grey jays as well as discusses why they were selected for this honour. It also talks about the other species of…






Karma

Karma – Brandyn Burnette from Minhal Baig on Vimeo. This short film includes a brief scene from something horrifying that happened in the U.S. recently. I don’t normally like to give spoilers for the stuff I share here, but I think this warning is vague enough to brush away if you don’t mind violent scenes while also specific…






How to Keep Your Step Count Up During the Cold Season

As I’ve mentioned on this blog before, one of the first fitness goals I set for myself a few years ago when I wanted to get back into shape was to walk at least 10,000 steps a day. Reaching this goal was much easier for me in the beginning when the weather was nice. A…






Suggestion Saturday: November 12, 2016

Here is this week’s list of paintings, poems, essays, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. For Bradie. I shared a different Klara Bowman painting next week, and I’ll share another with you all next week. Look at all three of them before you google her, though. Here Are the Reasons Why…






Pictures That Need an Explanation

I have a folder full of pictures that I’ve found online at various points. Today I wanted to share some of the unusual, funny, and unique ones with you. If you’re a writer and you find inspiration in one of them, feel free to grab it. I’d love to see what story or poem ideas you…






3 Yoga Breathing Exercises for Anxiety

You don’t have to have anxiety to find this video useful. I like it because the host gives her audience many opportunities to customize the breathing exercises for our own bodies. It was really nice to make those little changes as I followed along. This is something I’ve been using regularly this autumn. It’s incredibly relaxing.