Suggestion Saturday: April 21, 2012

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

The Thing About [Prejudice]. This is a fantastic quote about internalized sexism. It could just as easily be about any other form of prejudice. None of us are immune.

From We Need Every Little Catastrophe:

It’s amazing how good we think we are at predicting the future when we’re predicting a gloomy one. From within a catastrophe, the easy times seem to be over, at least for now, maybe forever. The bigger ones seem to be so poised to kill you that you forget that not one of them ever has, and that at any given time all but a few of them are dead.

 Music Treatment for Dementia. My great-grandmother had alzheimer’s disease. It was difficult to watch her slowly unravel especially when she stopped communicating with the outside world. I wonder if something like this might have temporarily jogged her memory?

Good stuff from President Obama. Maybe the 2012 election won’t be as cringe-worthy as previous elections:

“I don’t have a lot of patience for commentary about the spouses of political candidates,” Obama said. “Those of us who are in the public life, we’re fair game. Our families are civilians.”

Africans Shocked by Uncivilized Antics of European Savages via Undercovernun. A satirical look at recent controversies in Europe.

Hazel is in the process of dying from an aggressive form of cancer that has plagued her for several years. And then one day she meets a boy named Augustus at a support group for teens who have cancer.

The Fault in Our Stars  is one of the funniest, most joyful books I’ve ever read. Don’t let the plot fool you – this is not your typical “kids with cancer” story. There’s no simpering, no stiff upper lips, no life lessons, no unnatural displays of courage in the face of death. Just two sarcastic, flirtatious sixteen year olds falling in love.

What have you been reading?

  • Twyseschoch

    Love the African satire article.

    I’m ready to start reading “the dreaming void” by Hamilton. Hope its good …

    • http://www.on-the-other-hand.com Lydia Schoch

      Sounds interesting. Let me know what you think of it.