Got a little time on Sunday to read the story behind the story? How about a video that will have you mesmerized? I spend a couple of hours on Saturdays looking for stories and items worth sharing.
- Couldn't stop watching this. The Facebook share of "Wes Anderson | Centered" by Swikar Patel caught my eye because I'm planning to see "The Grand Budapest Hotel" movie this weekend, and Wes Anderson's name caught my eye. Cool video and "The New Lobby Boy" music by Alexandre Desplat. Video posted by kogonada.
- Humpty Dumpty had a great fall … for science. Cute video by Rachel Von of local kids having a LOT of fun with science.
- Here are the week's Top 10 photos from the AP.
- Here are The Journal Gazette's top photos of the week.
- A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery – without making it safer. Hanna Rosin at The Atlantic writes about a new kind of playground with fire pits, ponds, perils and little supervision. Sounds like fun, actually. Shared by Bonnie Blackburn.
- In an era of squiggles, you can't tell the players without a handwriting analyst. Tyler Kepner, national baseball correspondent for The New York Times, says you used to be able to tell who signed a baseball. He offers examples of the classic script of Babe Ruth and Harmon Killebrew, in contrast the "mess of squiggles and personal branding" of most players today.
- 18 years of school, and now I'm an over-educated nanny " 'Emily, would you please put a bowl of water on the floor so I can drink like a dog?' It was a sweet and funny request, and I was happy to do it. But it was also a reminder, once again, that I work for a 4-year-old," says by Emily Koss, a nanny living in Glendale, in a Los Angeles Times op-ed about the millennial job malaise.
See a story that begs to be shared? Send an email with the link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Here's to excellence!