I just got back to Seattle yesterday, after spending a week in Los Angeles with family – including my 9-month-old nephew. I have now have a suitcase full of clothes smeared with baby food and drool, and I’m completely exhausted. After a week. A friggin week.
But people who become parents do this sort of thing FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.
I don’t how they do it, but I salute them. Without their efforts, none of us would be here. They deserve cupcakes and backrubs and looong vacations.
For those of you (parents or not) who have enough time to browse through them, I give you the week’s links. Enjoy.
Photographer Haley Morris-Cafiero takes photos of people who mock her for her weight and appearance. Read her explanation of her work, and you’ll be infuriated by how cruel people can be, and awed at her courage and sense of self.
In the wake of the Boston bombings, The Atlantic explains why there are so few Chechens in the United States.