In other good news, school starts on Monday, and I am looking forward to the simplified logistics! To be fair, though, in these last few weeks the kids have both been at the same camp not far from my office, which was already much simpler than the situation at the beginning of summer.
Anyway, on to the links:
I agree with this Slate piece about the Kavanaugh nomination being tainted beyond repair by Cohen's guilty plea.
Mother Jones editor Clara Jeffery's piece on the refugees her family welcomed into their home when she was a child is wonderful.
I really liked this David Roberts piece on acknowledging the role of luck in our lives.
This piece from Kimberly Harrington on how teaching the next generation about gender inequalities and nudging them towards something better is more work falling unequally to mothers is really great, and it is about more than my summary can capture.
Somewhat related: I think many of my readers will LOLSOB in recognition at the dialog in this Captain Awkward question about getting time to work on your own things. Mr. Snarky is actually pretty good at taking the kids out of the house when I need some work time, but I also endorse the suggestion to leave and work elsewhere as a way to reset expectations.
Yes, pot can be addictive.
I really enjoyed Legal Nomads' 10 year anniversary reflection, and I found her post about the spinal tap that changed her life thoughtful and thought-provoking.
Here's a really sweet story about a Dad, his kid, and soccer.
Always read what Zeynep Tufekci has to say about the social media information age:
So, Russian trolls amplified divisive content and helped spread vaccine misinformation. 😱 Look, the challenge before us is to redefine *critical thinking* to include figuring out what to believe, not just how to be skeptical. Personal and institutional. https://t.co/CC1pqIpl5X pic.twitter.com/P8dHi6XGOk— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) August 24, 2018
This thread is so infuriating and heart-breaking. Men, if you don't realize how women constrain their lives to stay safe, start learning:
This is the last place I ran alone & carefree. A thread on Mollie Tibbetts and running alone as a woman. pic.twitter.com/3V3XT28YUI— Alanna Vagianos (@lannadelgrey) August 24, 2018
Bunny is NOT impressed: