Here is this week’s list of blog posts, poems, art sites, and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web.
Silk – Interactive Generative Art. I’ve always admired people who can draw. Sadly, it isn’t a skill that ever developed for me beyond the stick figure level, but this website makes me feel like an artist. All you have to do is point, click, and drag the lines in this page to create beautiful works of online art. It’s really interesting to compare this link to the interactive art site I posted last week.
Life and Donuts. What is the meaning of life? I think this is a pretty good answer to that question.
Do we hug? Because my feeling is that no, we don’t. I’m very cuddly in certain situations and not at all a hugger in other ones. This post has some great advice on how to politely refrain from hugging someone when you really don’t want to.
How I Cured My Imposter Syndrome. This is such good stuff.
I’m always a little bit amused when somebody feels like I should care whether they “approve of my lifestyle.”…It’s really pretty simple. If people disagree with who we are or what we do, and based on that they choose personally not to do it, that’s fine. If they feel the need to be vocally against who we are or what we do, and they do that at us, that is problematic behavior.
I used to steal carrots from grandpa’s garden and wash them in the birdbath
I never concerned myself with
the appropriateness of this
the possibility of illness
the disgust of it all
I did so because it was there
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live with Tourette’s Syndrome? Against Medical Advice is the autobiography of the childhood of a man who was diagnosed with it alongside a few other illnesses.
This book is a fascinating glimpse into an illness that most people don’t have personal experience dealing with. This is a great introduction to what it’s like to live with Tourette’s Syndrome, and although I wish it had gone into more depth about certain aspects of the author’s illness I think it will be especially interesting to readers who haven’t studied any mental illnesses in-depth.
What have you been reading?