Suggestion Saturday: July 26, 2014

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

My Life in Law (a short story). I love this.

Summer Is For Skinny People via mediocreventure. Do you agree? Disagree? I’ve always been skinny to average sized, so this is a new thought to me.

14 Brilliant Pieces of Literature You Can Read in the Time it Takes to Eat Lunch. Would you believe that I’d only read about a third of these before stumbling across this list? It sure surprised me because I read so voraciously!

Staying Present and Grounded in the Age of Information Overload. Originally I was planning to quote something from this interview to whet my reader’s appetites for more, but the whole thing is incredible.

From I Can’t Even:

The other day, while reading some old horror stories, I realized that we’re sitting on a gold mine of such linguistic gambits. One hundred years ago, an American fiction author embarked on a mission of exploring precisely this aesthetic territory—the collapse of language in the face of an emotionally unhinging reality.

From Papers, Please: Why Human Civilization Makes No Sense via CantrellJason:

Let me see if I’ve got this straight.

If I want to become a part of human society and follow the prescribed path most people follow, first I need to fill out this piece of paper.

My reading list has grown thin this summer. What have you been reading?

It’s an Invitation, Not a Summons

I’ve known Bruce Gerencser for several years now. As fellow ex-Christians we have a lot in common. He’s  jumped in and out of blogging over the years. Every time he goes away again I feel sad, but I’m also pretty sure that he’ll be back once he’s gotten a better handle on the things that…

A Fred Sloman Movie?

One of my readers emailed me recently to see if I know anything about a film about Fred Sloman. It was made by Kodak and commissioned by the relatives of some of his students. This is a long shot, but do any of my readers happen to know where to find this film today? If so, leave a…

The Human Test

I almost stopped watching this quiz in the first minute or so of it. The questions seemed nonsensical, and I was sure that they were only going to get worse. There’s nothing wrong with being silly sometimes. I just wasn’t in the mood for that sort of thing today. You might feel the same way at…

Suggestion Saturday: July 19, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. 10 Deserted Places and Why They Were Abandoned. I spent most of my childhood living in northwest Ohio. My grandparents also live there, and one of the things I liked most about the drive to their farm…

What Makes a Question Stupid?

They say there’s no such thing as a stupid question, but I’m not so sure about that. I have an account on a site that allows users to send each other anonymous questions. For the past few days someone has been sending many of us some odd messages. I’d call them questions, but I don’t always…

Moral People Don’t Brag About It

A few days ago someone I know asked how we can know if someone is a moral person. Conversations like this are fascinating to me due to how much they reveal about the world views of everyone who throws in their two cents. My theory is that moral people don’t brag about it. Ever. In fact,…

Suggestion Saturday: July 12, 2014

Here is this week’s list of blog posts and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. Crazy. This is a fantastic first-person essay about what it’s like to live with a rapid cycling form of bipolar disorder. Lust via WilSenior. Everything I want to say about this link will give away spoilers. Ack! How…

Odd Search Engine Questions

I’ve had a really bad cold this week and haven’t been able to get as much writing done as I normally do. You might have seen some of these search engine queries already if you follow me on Twitter, but I thought they were funny enough to warrant a silly blog post while I’m recovering….

20 Misconceptions About Sex

  I thought this was really interesting.