Apr. 21st, 2017

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is that everything is out of date by the time I post it - or read it. I don't think I've looked at my reading page all week.

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The World’s Strangest Mammal Can Survive 18 Minutes Without Oxygen

Oman's mountains may hold clues for reversing climate change

Inside the renegade Republican movement for tackling climate change

The Embarrassing History of Crap Thrown Into Yellowstone’s Geysers

Why does sugar in cornbread divide races in the South?

The Many Lives of Pauli Murray

Black Muslims aim for unity in challenging time for Islam

In the fall of 2015, Germany designated Sumte, population 102, as a sanctuary for nearly 800 refugees. What followed was a living experiment in the country’s principles.

Torching the Modern-Day Library of Alexandria

The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI

In 1975, Newsweek Predicted A New Ice Age. We’re Still Living with the Consequences.

An elite police squad was supposed to clean up the streets of 1970s Detroit. Instead, it terrorized African Americans, and turned the city into a battleground.

The Evening Temple Grandin Cured My Hypernychthemeral Syndrome

When people ask, “How can I tell if someone is disabled or just lazy?” I think about my parents.

In a Genocide, Who Are the Morally Upright?

How Online Shopping Makes Suckers of Us All

Don’t Look Now, But Extremists’ Meme Armies Are Turning Into Militias

Alabama Sheriff Ana Franklin wants a federal judge to let her keep as personal money any unspent funds that she receives for feeding inmates.

The Perils And False Rewards Of Parenting In The Era Of 'Digi-Discipline'

Turkey Arrests Dozens Over Referendum Protests

Chechnya leader rejects reports of anti-gay purge

Native American tribes fear end of federal heating help

Trump Realizes Being President Is Hard
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and I've never quite gotten out of the habit of saving the appropriate ones when I happen to have them, or glancing at the cardboard recycling on Monday night/Tuesday morning to see if there are any. That's ten cents a box top! I collect them, and then hand them off to the next person I see whose kid goes to a school that does that.

So the other day I'm walking with the boys I pick up, and as it was recycling day in that neighborhood I was peering in all the bins. Oooh, box top! Here, C, come take this!

C: Did you... just pull that out of the garbage?
Me: The recycling. I know your school does box tops.
C: Uh...
Me: It's clean. It's all cardboard in there.
C: But anybody could've touched it!
Me: Yeah, like me. I touched it.
C: But it's dirty! It's garbage!
Me: No more dirty than this plastic cup I happen to be holding.
C: ...the one you drank out of?

Clearly there was nowhere to go from here, so I rubbed the box top on his face and slipped it into his bag while kissing his cheek and tickling under his arms. This is a stage I do hope he grows out of. Meanwhile, his brother is in the "I can eat it, it just rolled near the dog poop, not in it!" stage, so it's quite a contrast.

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