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YouTube | Roger Triantafilo

Firdia Lisnawati | Associated Press
Sea turtles crawl before being returned to the ocean on a beach in Bali, Indonesia, on Wednesday. With the help of tourists, Bali police released the turtles that were seized last month from illegal poachers.

Good stuff for Sunday Brunch, May 18, 2014

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette
While sitting with her mother Monica Ealing, left, 2-year old Zoey smiles at her dad. Officer Stephen Ealing on Wednesday received a Meritorious Service citation.

I spend a couple of hours on Sundays putting together ingredients for Sunday Brunch, when you have a little more time for the good stuff.


  • Nearly 20 million people have watched “My cat saved my son” by Roger Triantafilo on YouTube. Please don’t be the last of your friends to see it.
  • This disastrously cute video of two little boys trying to surprise Mom with breakfast in bed was suggested by Kara Lopp. It was posted a year ago by Hollie Fabry on YouTube.

Story worth your time: One of my former co-workers is a heck of a writer and gets to the meat of the story. That’s why she’s become an author and has a book, “Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town” coming out this summer.

Here’s one of Beth’s last stories for The Roanoke Times about a mother who has become an activist after her son overdosed. The experts wanted to pull the plug, but there was “a kind of flicker.”

Duh tip of the day: If you buy a lumpy old couch, check it out very carefully. And if you find $40,000, do what these people did.

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