Suggestion Saturday: March 3, 2012

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

From Notes from the Field:

You hear a lot of talk about relocalization and deindustrialization. The pastoral life, the good old days. How romantic! Reality pays you a visit when your pick-axe hits a rock, a chunk hits your face, and you taste your own blood.

Right Versus Pragmatic. This is so true.

From Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill:

Americans have been increasingly socialized to equate inattention, anger, anxiety, and immobilizing despair with a medical condition, and to seek medical treatment rather than political remedies. What better way to maintain the status quo than to view inattention, anger, anxiety, and depression as biochemical problems of those who are mentally ill rather than normal reactions to an increasingly authoritarian society.

Interesting premise!

Combing the Fringe: Death of the Mayans. A year from now will anyone actually admit to believing they thought the world would end in 2012? This whole thing reminds me of the Y2K hype. I spent that world-ending night  earning easy cash by babysitting for family friends – their kids went to bed early and I stayed up to see if all of the computers actually were going to crash ;)

Let’s Look at Amazing Photos. The link title says it all.

I’m still trying to figure out what I think about Nancy Fulda’s Movement. What have you been reading?

  • Aaron

    i’m reading one that you blogged about a few months ago: ashes by ilsa bick. i’m about halfway through. i like it. i’ll have to check out the sequels.

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

      That was a fantastic book! I believe the sequel comes out at some point this year.

      • Aaron

        I finished it this afternoon. I’m ready for the next one!

        • Twyseschoch

          You 2 r more alike than I thought a decade ago. It’s becoming clear that Jesse is the hyper one lime me, and you 2 r your fathers kids.

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

            I know! :D

  • Twyseschoch

    I enjoyed that short story. I’m reading Anathem. Did I already mention that last week? It’s over 1000 pages and I’m working a lot, so its slow going, but an excellent book.

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

      I think you did, yeah. It sounds familiar.