Suggestion Saturday: July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July to my U.S. readers! Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

America Explained to Non-Americas. I don’t actually agree with any of these definitions, but they’re still funny.

An Atheist Parent, an Evangelical Grandmother, and a Six-Year-Old Girl via lovejoyfeminism. This is a really interesting approach to teaching kids about atheism and theism.

How to Find a Quiet Place to Relax in a Crowded Foreign City. This is brilliant.

Because I Haven’t Known What to Say via juliaparktracey. One word: regret. That’s the only hint you’re going to get about this one.

Locke: The Most Beautiful Dumpster Cat via HCWrightAuthor. Quick, someone invent a cure for allergies so I can go adopt a few pets from my local shelter! On a serious note, this is a great post.

From Who Owns the Dead?

Just 100 years ago, the sight of a dead body laid out in someone’s front parlor would not have been at all unusual. Indeed, the home was the province of the funeral for most of U.S. history.

What have you been reading?

The Amazing Story of the Man Who Gave Us Modern Pain Relief

I wasn’t originally planning to share anything on my blog today, but this was good. I’ll tell you why there wasn’t a post scheduled for today in a few days. In the meantime, keep me in your thoughts.

How Do You Handle the Summer Slump?

Every year at about this time I notice a dip in visits to this blog. It alarmed me the first time it happened because I thought I’d done something to seriously annoy my audience. I soon realized, though, that it was normal and temporary. The question is, what do you do when everything is quiet? Do you…

Suggestion Saturday: June 27, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. In Historic Decision, Court Strikes Down State Bans on Same-Sex Marriage. I’m sure you’ve all heard the news already, but I really liked how the Scotus Blog explained in plain English what this means for LGBT…

Little Darling

This would make such a fantastic full-length movie. It would be like Toy Story for a more mature audience. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by figurines like these. Logically I knew that they didn’t get up and walk around when no one was looking, of course, but it was still fun to…

How Do You Get Unstuck?

The characters in my latest work-in-progress have been giving me a terrible time over the past two months or so. Every change I try to make to their storyline falls flat. I’m not satisfied with how the plot is currently flowing, though, due to some abrupt jumps between scenes that really need to be smoothed…

Suggestion Saturday: June 20, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Frontier Families. I’ll be curious to see what the kids created from these technologies have to say as they grow older. In some ways, this reminds me of all of the different reactions people have to being…

Three Stories for Father’s Day

Happy (early) Father’s Day to all of the dads who read this blog. I don’t blog about holidays like this every year, but I have some fun stories to share about my dad today. Little Ones and Big Ones on Rye Both of my parents were responsible for meals when I was a kid. Mom did…

The Eye Test

This game involves spotting small differences between two shades of the same colour. It advertises itself as a free colour vision test. I don’t know if that is accurate, but I did have a good time playing it. I made it to level 31 before I could no longer tell the colours apart. The game says that…

10 Reasons Why You Should Go Watch Jurassic World

Drew and I saw Jurassic World this past weekend. We both really loved it. No, I won’t be sharing any spoilers in this post. It irks me when other people give away the entire plots of movies or TV shows that have just come out. 1. The storyline was evenly paced. Those of who you have followed me here for a…