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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Laundry list

Marguerite Drive

stuffs to look at this weekend...

Fatal Distraction: an article that has stayed with me the last six years
What kind of person forgets a baby? 
The wealthy do, it turns out. And the poor, and the middle class. Parents of all ages and ethnicities do it. Mothers are just as likely to do it as fathers. It happens to the chronically absent-minded and to the fanatically organized, to the college-educated and to the marginally literate. In the last 10 years, it has happened to a dentist. A postal clerk. A social worker. A police officer. An accountant. A soldier. A paralegal. An electrician. A Protestant clergyman. A rabbinical student. A nurse. A construction worker. An assistant principal. It happened to a mental health counselor, a college professor and a pizza chef. It happened to a pediatrician. It happened to a rocket scientist.
Learning to ride a hoverboard


Empty Spaces: Left Behind
Across the Netherlands there are empty spaces belonging to the 194 Dutch nationals who died after Malaysia Airlines flight 17 was shot out of the sky over the eastern Ukraine.
Frozen in time: newly discovered school chalkboards from almost a century ago

Get your retro cinema fix this summer

The Oldest Old
They buried brothers, sisters, parents, children, peers. They lived through the Depression, World War II, Nazi labor camps and the AIDS epidemic, but now they often find themselves with no one to listen to their memories.
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