How Many People Can The Earth Hold?

I wish this video would have been longer. It touched on so many different issues that humanity will face in the near future.

It will be interesting to see how we cope with them.

Silence Isn’t Always Negative

Silence can be a good thing. All is well with me, but I have nothing to say today. I hope and plan to be back on Wednesday with something interesting. In the meantime, enjoy your Monday.






Suggestion Saturday: April 30, 2016

Here is this week’s list of poems, essays, and tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. What Literacy Can Do for Children in Institutions: But can we, in our developed world of medical and social care, begin to imagine their anguish when doctors advised them that the only way they could ensure the twins…






How to Be a Good Apartment Neighbour

So you’ve moved into an apartment building or complex. Congratulations on your new, environmentally-friendly home! There are a few things the people living underneath, beside, and/or on top of you would like you to know about this kind of living arrangement. If there is a communal laundry room, empty your machines as soon as possible. Your clothing…






Croaked

This is the story of a young girl who finds a dead frog and decides to bring it back to life. It’s one of the strangest and most creative short films I’ve seen in a long time. To be honest, I still don’t know what to make of it, although I did love the ending….






Why You Don’t Have to Respect Your Elders

This post was originally published in October of 2011. Respect your elders! We’ve all heard this. But why should anyone be afforded more (or less) respect because of something as out of our control as the date and time we entered this world? If I told you Bob is 60 years old and Susanna is…






Suggestion Saturday: April 23, 2016

Here is this week’s list of tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Ruth Coker Burks, the cemetery angel. Someone needs to make a movie out of this story. Devil’s Food Cake and White Lies via LindaKSienkwicz. I’ve never had this dilemma. Have any of my readers? When a Fear Demands to be Faced via MaryannePope. I…






Earth According to Rocks

I almost never blog on Fridays, but I wanted to share this short film with my readers in honour of Earth Day. It follows the adventures of a few sentient rocks who watch the Earth change over many millennia. I absolutely loved the storytelling in it, especially once humans began showing up.






We Need Smarter Characters

One of the things that bothers me the most about modern fiction – especially when it comes to the horror and science fiction genres – is how little common sense and intelligence many characters seem to have in these stories. Those of you who have known me for a few years might have heard me…






How to Make Shy People Come and Talk to You

Someone found this blog over the weekend by doing a search for how to make shy people come and talk to you. I thought it would make a great subject for today’s post as I’m shy in real life until I’ve gotten to know someone pretty well. Take your pet for a walk. I often find…