I have two week’s worth of articles for you all today! I’d fully intended on posting last Sunday, but then I got a load of this place and left my computer in the dust:


That is the sand and water at Castaway Cay in the Bahamas. I took this picture when I was walking back to the ship after running the Castaway Cay 5K. YES! I RAN A RACE! ON PURPOSE! I can’t wait to tell you all about the rest of our trip this week. I think I’m *almost* feeling back to normal!

Around The ‘Net

~Wounds From Military-Style Rifles? ‘A Ghastly Thing to See.’

~Scared but Resilient, Stoneman Douglas Students Return to Class

~I Lost My Little Brother At Sandy Hook. Here’s What’s Different About The Florida Shooting.

~I’m a Teacher Who Went Through Firearm Training, and It Was an Absurd Disaster

~A pilot lost his daughter in the Parkland shooting and over 100 colleagues came to her funeral

~How to Buy a Gun in 15 Countries

~The Toys They Carried: Syrian Children Under Siege

~A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness

~Can Venezuela Be Saved?

~The key to fighting inequality starts with moms, according to a landmark study

~Oh Great. Climate Change Will Make Flying Worse, Too

~Pediatricians Call For Universal Depression Screening For Teens

~Malls and the future of American retail

~New Mexico’s Sad Bet on Space Exploration

~The Great Big Spotify Scam: Did a Bulgarian Playlister Swindle Their Way to a Fortune on Streaming Service?

~North Pole surges above freezing in the dead of winter, stunning scientists

~A mother Googled her toddler’s symptoms — and believes it may have saved the child’s life

Batter Up

Both kids had ball games yesterday that were called because of rain. When I said to James, “Hey buddy, I just heard that your game is canceled tomorrow,” he started sobbing. After a few moments of big, gulping tears, he turned to me and said, “Mommy, what does ‘canceled’ mean?” Luckily, team photos weren’t canceled this morning. I can’t get over how adorable he and his teammates are.

go Dodgers!

Fun Stuff

~By beloved crimping iron, which I’ve had since the 1980s, finally bit the dust. RIP crimping iron, you were a dedicated soldier. I replaced it with this multi-tool, I’ll let you know how it works!
~A few of you suggested this inflatable travel booster seat, and it was FANTASTIC when we were in Florida!
~I can’t remember if I told you all about this drawing book, but I got it for Annie and it’s freaking ADORABLE. She loves it!

Happy Sunday, Everyone!