Thursday, July 30, 2009

Recommended Reading

An adorable dog goes blind and learns to negotiate the world all over again. Similar stories are in the comments.

A story about a homeless man in California found its way to his children in Texas. Now after 12 years, he is finally home.

Born at 23 weeks gestation, medical science saved her babies against her wishes, one for a few days, the other for eight years of severe disabilities. Who should have the final say on extraordinary medical intervention?

The art of the excuse note. Frank McCourt turned his student's forgeries into a creative writing assignment, since they were already overly creative.

Children Full of Life. An extraordinary 4th grade class in Japan, where Mr. Kanamori encourages children to write about and share their feelings. Once you start watching, you won't want to stop. (via Metafilter)

Uranium mining has contaminated a large part of Navaho land. Fifty years later, the residents are finding out how bad it really is.

My new favorite recipe blog: How To Cook Like Your Grandmother. I'm trying the brown sugar buttercream frosting tonight!

Transparent aluminum is here. Scientists who watch Star Trek movies have created what they call a completely new state of matter. (via Geek Like Me)

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