Suggestion Saturday: February 5, 2011

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

Municipal Gum. As much as I appreciate certain aspects of modern life (read: antibiotics, birth control, arts festivals, libraries, grocery stores) there’s also something just a little suffocating about it all. Especially in cities or suburbs. This is why I love this poem and why I’m looking forward to Jean Auel’s next book so much.

Liquid Dreams III. What would your dreams look like if their subject matter was catalogued and graphed? I’ve inserted information about many aspects of my life into spreadsheets before but had never thought to plot my dreams. Fair warning: I haven’t downloaded this program and cannot verify its safety or how well it works yet. Fascinating idea, though!

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. How the 3RS Can Help You with Washing Up. I wonder what other aspect of life could be simplified by this idea? Laundry seems to be an obvious choice. What else?

Control-B. A story about an elderly woman who can no longer talk due to a stroke and how she challenges the assumptions her personal aide makes about people who are disabled. Sometimes you have to (metaphorically) shake people out of their stereotypes.

30 Questions Guaranteed to Make You Think. I’ve answered all 30 questions (privately! ;) )and strongly encourage you to do the same.

Love is Not Real Unless There is Freedom to Hate. This post may stretch your brain. I know that I had to read it more than once to understand what the author was saying. Instead of expecting ourselves to love everyone we should have a different term for engaging with people we don’t get along with than we use for the people we genuinely care about and love.

What have you been reading?

  • Guest

    The dream app does a lot more than plotting dreams – it has a whole library of tools for lucid dreaming! Thanks! And it is free!?

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

      As far as I know it is free, yes.