Feel Good Friday

“With the old seats stripped out, there’s just enough room for everything the family needs. The kids sit at a little table, above them a built-in router for spotty internet. To their left is a modest kitchen: some dishes and silverware, a sink, and a vintage red microwave stacked on a toaster oven stacked on a mini fridge. Further back, the parents sleep on a mattress pad on top of a table, which can convert into a dining area that seats all six. In the middle of the bus, the roof hatch leads to a pop up tent where all the kids sleep, weather permitting. On the other side of the hatch is a solar panel for electricity and a generator in case of emergency. It’s an ambitious ride for an ambitious family on an ambitious mission.” It’s been too long since we caught up with one of the best stories in America. Couple on nationwide trek to bring books to kids. For feel good everyday, following along with the Busload of Books tour on Instagram or Facebook.

+ “Twelve years ago, a stranger’s choice to pay for three kids’ haircuts unknowingly sparked over a decade of generous holiday acts of kindness from a New Hampshire family.”

+ John Krasinski’s kids think he has a normal job because people often mention seeing him in The Office.

+ “French referee Stéphanie Frappart became the first woman to take charge of a men’s World Cup game on Thursday as she blew her whistle to start Germany’s game against Costa Rica. Frappart also had two women as assistants — Neuza Back of Brazil and Karen Diaz Medina of Mexico — to complete an all-female refereeing team on the field.”

+ Hawaii eruption brings tourism boon during slow season. Hmm.

+ The internet has been pretty rough over the past few weeks. Maybe this will turn things around. Jason Kottke is back.

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