Suggestion Saturday: April 25, 2015

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

Your World Is How You View It via digbydigz. There’s definitely something to be said for looking at the world this way. I’ve never met this blogger, but something tells me I’d like her if I did.

Trash Food. This is really fascinating.

Adventures in Hydrocephalus via Apo_Papafrangou. Talk about an eye-catching title!

Nina Nestor Obituary. No, I didn’t know Nina or any of her loved ones. To the best of my knowledge, none of my readers knew them either. Why am I telling you to read her obituary, then? Because it’s hilarious. If any of you ever ask me to write a summary of your lives, I’ll try to be half as witty as Nina’s daughter. She did a fantastic job here, and I am truly sorry for her loss of what sounds like was an amazing mother.

The Devil Marries Three Sisters via prnancarrow. Who else remembers the fairy tale called “Bluebeard”? I noticed a lot of similarities between that one and this one. I wonder which one came first?

From The Glorification of Busy:

Some days mum is only out of bed for an hour, but gosh it’s snuggly to jump in there with her and put a movie on.  My children are happy…I did that.   And that is ENOUGH.


And the thing is, you, who is reading this YOU are enough too.  I was always enough, and so were you.  Why do we think we need to do it all, to be enough?

What have you been reading?

The Empty Page

I’ve been staring at a blank page on my monitor for the last 10 minutes. It’s not that I don’t have ideas. I do. There have actually been many of them rolling around in my head recently. After a long time spent scraping the bottom of my barrel of creativity, this is a welcomed surprise. Here’s…

My First Interview

Over the weekend I was interviewed about writing, self-publishing, and my latest book, Waiting for Earl to Die and other stories, by Aleen on her most recent podcast at Less Than or Equal. I’ve never been interviewed before, so I was a little nervous about what it might be like. It was a great experience, though! Go listen…

Exciting News On the Way…

I will be sharing exciting news later on today. Stay tuned!

Suggestion Saturday: April 18, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. The Murder of Creativity via SingleMAhoy. I really like this approach to life. It’s similar to how my parents raised their kids. Wind. This reminds me of the kinds of stories that my friend Daphne writes. The Assistant Economy….

There (Might Be) A Good Reason Why Allergies Exist

It was harder to see how natural selection could have produced allergies. Reacting to harmless things with a huge immune response probably wouldn’t have aided the survival of our ancestors. Allergies are also strangely selective. Only some people have allergies, and only some substances are allergens. Sometimes people develop allergies relatively late in life; sometimes…

El Puente/ The Bridge

I was weirded out by the beginning of this short film for reasons I can’t talk about without giving away spoilers. The ending, though, was fantastic.

5 Reasons Why You Should Be More Open About Your Life

Several years ago I wrote a blog post about figuring out when to share certain things with other people. It’s a short post, so go read it before you continue on with this one. When I was writing it, my sexual orientation and (lack of) religious affiliation were on my mind. Some people are also occasionally shocked…

Suggestion Saturday: April 11, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, short stories, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Closure. This is a documentary about a woman who was transracially adopted from foster care as a baby. At 26 she began searching for her birth parents.  Those of you in the  U.S. can see this film…

15 Tweeps You Should Be Following On Twitter

I am slightly obsessed with Twitter. It’s by far my favourite social media platform due to how easy it is to use and the wide variety of reasons people have for using it. You can rant, debate politics with strangers on the other side of the globe, make new friends, sell your products or services, share cute cat…