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 or scary here. It will simply be more amusing if you have no idea what to expect when you click on it.

Chrysalide. I’d like to hear my readers’ interpretations of this picture. Who has one?

The Dissection. This is the kind of science fiction story that worms its way into my dreams.

15 Simple Ways to Spread Kindness in Your World Starting Today. One of the things I really appreciate about my childhood is how much effort my parents put into teaching their kids how to be kind and empathetic even when it was difficult. They did such a good job at this. If everyone had such warm role models, our world would be a much friendlier place.

Modern Art Simplified. Is it possible to be silly and useful at the same time? I’d argue yes.

From How Utah Became a Bizarre, Blissful Epicenter for Get-Rich-Quick Schemes:

Trying to wrap your head around the concept of selling a business opportunity to sell a business opportunity to sell a business opportunity can feel like being lost in a hall of mirrors (after ingesting grainy, off-white powder).

What have you been reading?

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…


Cargo from Daniel Foeldes on Vimeo. I could have sworn I shared this on my blog when I first found it a few years ago. Apparently I didn’t after all. This is a short horror film. It does have a small amount of gore, so this might not be the best video to watch for…

When Does Autumn Really Begin?

Sometimes when seasons change, my husband and I have a conversation that goes something like this: “It’s finally autumn!” I’ll say. “No, it isn’t,” says Drew. “Um…it’s the middle of September.” “Exactly. It’s the end of summer. Autumn doesn’t officially begin until the 23rd this year.” “But it’s September!” “Yes, but not fall. Not quite yet.” “Everything…

Suggestion Saturday: September 19, 2015

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems,  and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.  In Praise of Appreciation: The Birth of the Weed Lady via colleen_m_story. A certain scene in this post reminded me of an incredibly kind, gentle dog my uncle owned when I was a kid. I can’t…

Why Gender Equality Is Good for Everyone – Men Included

My fall allergies are really acting up this week. Real autumn can’t come quickly enough. Rather than subject you to a whiny rant about how congested my sinuses are (haha!), I thought I’d share this TED talk about how gender equality benefits everyone. I’d love to know if there have been any studies done on…