It’s catch up time with some of the strong things other people are up to.
Ras Jacobson from the Lessons for Teachers and Twits blog (for which I once revealed a shocking piece of personal history* via here) accidentally stumbles on to someone in trouble in webland. Very challenging and involves annorexia. Have a look here to see how she handles it.
Noble Cause Corruption (a police officer posting anonymously) is speaking up for Special Constables in the UK. Not to be confused with PCSOs (Police Community Support Officers), the part-time volunteer Specials have proper arrest powers. However, despite being expected to do a full job, it appears that they cannot expect to rely on full support from the rest of the police if they have to go to court. Seems unfair. The story is here. (I know someone training to be a Special at the moment.)
Psychiatrist Sana Johnson-Quijada has consolatory and empowering advice to survivors of abuse at her Friend To Yourself blog – her message is that you have not been ruined and still have much to offer.
Pick the fruit that the birds have pecked at. They know what’s good better than we do.
Nadia Elawady in Cairo talks about the challenges and frustrations of living in Egypt a year on from the revolution. If you read forward from that post of hers, she’s also interesting on divorce, bereavement, appalling traffic management and the hassles that are jeopardising tourism to that great destination.
Gullible’s Travels remembers a train ride from Prague to Budapest, where his innate feelings of guilt encountered some suspicious border guards (a feeling I know very well).
And finally – this is genius. It’s called “I nibbled Britain out of Jaffa Cakes”. Click on the picture to see the other sites in England and Scotland that Dominic Wilcox has rendered at his Variations on Normal blog.
* You’ve heard of the Superbowl. Meet the Hyperbole.