Best thing since last time: Lane DeGregory’s letter to a young journalist. Lane is good on both a journalism and a soul level. True role model status. My favorite line: “I wish I had done fewer phoners and gotten sunburned on more boats.”
“But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you.” A poem.
Meals as memory.
This is the kind of feature story that matters: a truthful, graceful, empathetic portrayal of people and their troubles. A soldier returns from Afghanistan and brings the war with him. But the story is about his wife.
Brigitte Höss remembers her father — Rudolf Höss, the Kommandant of Auschwitz — as the “nicest man in the world.”
Mesmerizing timelapse of San Francisco fog.
“What astonished us was that the electricity we generated was as strong and compelling as love had been 50 years before, that it scrambled the brain every bit as much.”
A night sky chart. What’s the chance I ever make it to a class 1 site?
Bill Nye the Science Guy’s rules, or, how he made elementary school so much better.
Bill Watterson’s life advice is remarkable. (No surprise.)
“All of the beauty I have always wanted to make with my words is all around me now. It is my life.“
“Being able to imagine “men’s” roles being played by women requires practice, but once you get going the possibilities are endless.”
“Sometimes you’re so close to another human, you forget they have eyes of their own.”
What is having it all? “It might be a fleeting moment — drinking a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning when the light is especially bright. It might also be a few undisturbed hours with a novel I’m in love with, a three-hour lunch with my best friend, reading “Goodnight Moon” to a child, watching a Nadal-Federer match.”
“I have all of my father’s old driver’s licences. That’s the kind of thing you save when somebody dies.” About getting old, and fear.
And this 17-minute film, set entirely on a teen’s computer screen.