Suggestion Saturday: August 29, 2015

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

The Path Through the Trees via PenguinNina. One of the things I like the most about taking long walks out in nature is that you don’t have to make very many decisions. This post nicely explains how it works.

Open Letter to Whoever Asked If I Was Faking It via Shayweasel. Part of me is amazed me that anyone would have this response to a friend or family member who was sick. The other part of me isn’t. Not everyone has empathy.

Why Assuming “Everyone Is A Jerk” Makes Your Life Better. This dovetails really nicely with the last link in this post.

The Self-Healer. Too funny.

From Wildflower Walk via NooceMiller:

Now it’s a little known fact about me that every time I’m anywhere near a creek someone falls into the water. This alarming trend started way back when I was six years old or so and playing at my friend Leslie B’s house, which had a creek running through the backyard.

From Coming to America:

My white friends made a lot of assumptions about the nature of our relationships. There was the assumption that I was friends with them because they weren’t racist. Racists were evil, and my being their friend was a testament that I didn’t see them as evil, but as good.

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Self Care and Chocolate Chip Cookies

A lot of the people I know online have been talking about some form of  self care lately. Some seem to desperately need it. Others are struggling to find better ways to fit it into their lives. Me? I’m craving the chocolate chip cookies my mother and grandmother made when I was growing up. We almost never…






If Harry Potter Was the Villain

Who else would love to see this? I have to admit to preferring Ron and Hermione to Harry for most of the books. Harry could be downright morose at times. While he definitely had reasons to act that way, his friends were more interesting to me. It would have also been fascinating to see certain…






Not Every Day Has Words

I’ve been trying to write this post all morning, but not every day has an overabundance of words. There’s simply nothing to say. I’m neutral right now in a good way. I’m not anxious, sad, or irritated. Neither am I excited, mischievous, or happy. I just am. When I was a kid, my parents learned quickly to…






Suggestion Saturday: August 22, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Spurious Correlations. This was too funny. My favourite chart was the one that connected the divorce rate in Maine to the per capita consumption of margarine. From My Granddad, the Mass Murderer via Johnny_Spacey: My Granddad smoked a pipe, a habit…






The Countdown to Fear the Walking Dead

We only have three days left until it airs. I’ve purposefully avoided spoilers for this show, so this post is safe to read if you’re also looking forward to being surprised by it. Everything I’m about to say is pure speculation. Part of me is really excited for this spinoff. One of the things that…






5 Ridiculous Victorian Etiquette Rules

The best quote from this video: “You can’t fight crime in a crinoline.”






Why I Won’t Gossip About Bruce Gerencser (or Anyone Else)

Lately I’ve been getting quite a few hits from people using search engines to find Bruce Gerencser criticism. Bruce is a friend of mine. I’ve known him for about six or seven years now, and apparently have mentioned him here just often enough for search engines to send people to my blog when they’re looking for dirt on…






Suggestion Saturday: August 15, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, short stories, poems, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Where Dreams Await via AustinDetails. There’s definitely something to be said for seeking out the small pleasures in life. From It Is Healing, It Is Never Whole: When the souls of the suicides come tumbling…






You Like What You Like

Earlier today, some writer friends and I were discussing the genres we work with and whether or not we’d ever consider writing in other genres. My brain works well with science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It has learned to like mysteries and historical fiction. I haven’t written any of them yet. Maybe I will one of…