Suggestion Saturday: September 24, 2016

pexels-photo-133262-largeHere is this week’s list of comic strips, essays, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

The Good Stuff. What a humorous introduction to autumn.

We Remember 9/11 via RADnursing‬. This post is a few weeks old now, but it was so good that I couldn’t resist sharing it with you anyway.

Pre-1800 Antiques. This made me chuckle.

Alchemy: Science or Magic? via AprilMunday. I’d heard of alchemy before, but this post went into much greater detail about it than I’d ever read before.

Coming Out As Gay In Elementary School. Incredible. This never would have happened when I was in elementary school. People kept this stuff pretty quiet even through high school, although that was probably less common in bigger cities back then. I’m so glad the world has changed for the better.

What have you been reading?

Will You Fill Out This Survey About Honesty in Advertising?

Today’s post is a little off the beaten path, but it’s about something important. The Canadian government has released a survey about self-care products and what kinds of restrictions you would like to see them put on how stuff like supplements, skin care products, and over-the-counter remedies for diseases like the common cold are advertised to…






There’s a Story in This Picture Somewhere…

What assumptions do you make when you look at this picture? Let your imagination run wild. I’d love to hear what you can come up with. In the meantime, here’s is what I came up with: The sepia tone makes me think that it all happened a very long time ago. The spires look like something that…






What I Like About Weightlifting

A few months ago I blogged about how I learned to enjoy exercise after a lifetime of not-so-great experiences with it. Today I thought I’d talk about weightlifting in particular. My first brush with this type of exercise happened many years ago when someone I know was diagnosed with a disease that seriously affected her everyday life. She eventually…






Suggestion Saturday: September 17, 2016

Here is this week’s list of comic strips, photo essays, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Understanding Migrating Geese. This made me chuckle. 5 Ways Strength Training Boosts Female Power and Confidence via colleen_m_story‬. My experience with weight training has been absolutely wonderful. There are so many physical, social, and emotional benefits…






The Things That Irritate Us

If we were in the same room right now and you didn’t know me exceptionally well, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell that my seasonal allergies have left me feeling a little grouchy today. I’m pretty good at keeping this stuff under wraps.At most, you might wonder why I was suddenly even quieter than…






Homesick

Imagine what the world would be like if houses got sick right before they were about to be sold. I really enjoyed the creativity of this short film. I hope you’ll like it, too.






The Sleepy Time of Year

We’re moving closer and closer to the sleepy time of year. I’ve mentioned this on my blog before, but my sleep cycle is influenced by how much daylight there is at any given point in the year. In the summer, I wake up early with the sun. This means that I’m up and ready to…






Suggestion Saturday: September 10, 2016

Here is this week’s list of essays, poems, comic strips, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. The Dharma of Tea Towels via SatyaRobyn‬. Two things came to mind when I read this post. First, I completely understand how easy it is to overthink small annoyances instead of living in the moment. Second,…






Kids Deserve Online Privacy

But there was one surprising rule that the children wanted that their parents mentioned far less often: Don’t post anything about me on social media without asking me. From Don’t Post About Me on Social Media, Children Say. When I was a kid, people tried to keep their identities hidden online. It was an act of…