Monday, May 18th, 2009
Link Roundup #7,351: Malachi’s Accident
No quickies today. Get your reading glasses on!
1. Kym of Redheaded Blackbelt is a local-to-me blogger who shares with her readers a beautiful photo taken daily around rural Salmon Creek in northern California.
This week she had photos taken by other people in the aftermath of her son falling from a loft and his head connecting with an iron stove. It’s a gripping, yet sort of poetic read, accompanied with my-worst-nightmare photos. Yes, that’s a medevac helicopter in the photo above.
Here are a few more links to round up:
2. When the Pacific Ocean came through our front door — Another near-to-me story from a 1964 tsunami that killed at least 12 and destroyed 289 buildings in the small coastal town of Crescent City, California. You’ll find the article too long, but the beginning is a nightmarish single-dad-as-hero story that has the makings of pure movie magic.
3A. Denying my son birthday presents (some more book exchange talk at Slate). Link via Thinga-reader Mike.
3B. Presence, not presents: why we throw no-gift parties (& how) from Adrienne at Baby Toolkit.
4. Advice from ‘America’s worst mom’ (written by the mother who left her 9-year-old at a department store intentionally, for him to find his way home via subway and bus).
5. Nineteenth-century pregnant dolls. Be glad I used a helicopter photo on this page instead of one of these dolls.
6. Venetia Phair dead at 90. It isn’t every 11-year-old who names a planet… this is a story to remember when your kid is old enough to star gaze. Hey, if anyone has telescope recommendations, e-mail me.