Feel Good Friday

“The kids are out of school. One is on a swing hanging from the living room ceiling, another needs his diaper changed and the other two are begging for screen time. Contractors are drilling and pounding in an adjacent room to create an office space just off the parents’ bedroom so they can have a little privacy. Papers, ideas, designs, kid artwork and all sorts of detritus are strewn throughout Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson’s workspace. There are deadlines and family commitments to meet, child care to arrange, speaking engagements to plan, ideas to create and, oh yeah, a summer as commercial salmon fishermen in Alaska to plan for.” The excellent Robbi Behr and Matthew Swanson make me feel good every time I see them. Now I can share the feeling. A cool article on a cool couple with some cool lives. (Not in the Oh look at our perfect life on Facebook sense.But in the, Honey, one of our kids seems to be upside down sense.) WaPo: They left their corporate jobs to write kids’ books in a barn. But a fairy-tale life is hard work.

+ Former child refugee reunited with aid worker who gave her a bike.

+ Separated by the foster care system, a camp in the Colorado mountains is reuniting siblings.

+ Japan’s 9-Year-Old Drumming Prodigy Never Misses a Beat.

+ NPR: Retiring FBI Special Agent Reunited With Infant He Rescued 22 Years Ago.

+ Bloomberg: Entire West Coast Goes Cage-Free on Eggs as Oregon Signs On. (If we can go cage-free for eggs, we should be able to do the same for immigrants…)

+ Buzzfeed: 22 Interactions between animals that’ll make you believe there’s good in the world.

+ It’s a miracle: Woman survives fall from plane after parachute fails. (Editor’s note: Don’t jump out of planes…)

+ Man saves N.J. family of 4 from savage wolf attack in Canada. (Editor’s note: Don’t sleep outdoors…)

+ (Editor’s note: Just don’t…)

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