Suggestion Saturday: October 10, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.

Son of a via MelaniesWords. Here’s hoping the author writes a sequel soon. I want to know what happens next!

Map of Thanksgiving Dinner. I’m not actually a big fan of most of the traditional Thanksgiving foods, but the Sweet Potato Peak does look good here.

Harvest and Thanksgiving via KateSpencer17. I absolutely love the sentiment of this post.

On Peeple Being Mean via CMAstfalk. Oh, I am not a fan of this app at all. No, there isn’t a typo in the title. Go click on the link to find out what Peeple is and why it’s such a bad idea.

From Faces in the Street:

They lie, the men who tell us, for reasons of their own,
That want is here a stranger, and that misery’s unknown;

From The Girls on Shit Duty:

I’m always amazed at the mess. Why does getting away from home become synonymous with guests losing their sense of propriety? It’s as if the bad, angry part of the wilderness—the part that reminds people of their feral origins—leaches into every male psyche, turns every guest into some basic and primeval version of himself.

What have you been reading?

Sick Day Musings, Part Two

Who else has ever dreamed about having a coughing fit when they’re sick in real life? That happened to me yesterday. I still don’t know if my brain was waking me up to have a real coughing fit or if it was simply one of those everyday things that sometimes works its way into the…


Do magic shows really involve magic, or are they all a bunch of silly tricky? The boy in this short film sure doesn’t think that magic is real. Watch it to find out if he’s correct.

Sick Day

I just arrived home from a family reunion. A whole bunch of us packed ourselves into one house for several days. We had a wonderful time, although I’m glad to be back home now. I have a cold. My well of blogging ideas has temporarily run dry. I’ll be back to my old self soon,…

Suggestion Saturday: October 3, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, artworks, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Theories of Autumn. I love this. In the Bathtub. Every so often I include a link in Suggestion Saturday without telling you anything about it. I’m doing it again this week. As always, there’s nothing disturbing…

More Weird Search Engine Terms

Every once in a while I like to share some of the strange, funny, and just plain weird search engine questions that lead bots and new readers to this blog. My comments are below each phrase or sentence. A have been lightly edited to make them more legible, although all of them are 100% real. Bonsai…

An Autumn’s Tale

An autumn’s tale from Leonardo Dalessandri on Vimeo. This is a video for people watchers. It’s a little over two minutes of people (and a few animals) doing all kinds of things in a park: playing, talking, exercising, hanging out. I really like seeing how people behave in a natural setting like this. Humans are fascinating.

Surprises: A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

This has been the friendly debate in my household lately. Are surprises a good thing or a bad thing? My opinion changes depending on what kind of surprise we’re talking about. Presents of any shape or size are a good thing in my book. You definitely don’t need to tell me in advance that I’m getting…

Suggestion Saturday: September 26, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips, photographs, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. From Why #IStandWithAhmed and Why You Should Too via shyvish: There are two things I want to call into focus here: One is the question of racism and the other is the threat to creativity. Yoh! When…

Describe Your Mood in One Gif

I have a challenge for you today: describe your current mood for me in the form of a gif, short video, or picture. For example, this is how I feel: That is, I’m insatiably curious. Lately I’ve been devouring short Youtube videos that explain certain scientific facts and theories, and I want to know much more…