The length of one’s days matters less than the love of one’s family and friends. -Gerald Ford
Linky Friday: Family and Friends
[Fa1] The Atlantic details how those family reunifications at the border really work.
[Fa2] It is not just migrant and illegal immigrant children the government mishandles, the foster care system is not doing much better.
[Fa3] One families amazing story from the fields of North Carolina, on what has and hasn’t changed over the generations.
[Fa4] A family of six Americans survived the Aeromexico flight that crashed this week, and their story is right out of an action movie.
[Fa5] The Manson “Family” is about to be all over pop culutre again, with two major motion pictures slated to revist the cult-like followers of Charles Manson.
[Fa6] What do you do after you’ve sold thousands of orchids? If you’re the Matsui family, you give out over $8 million in scholarships
[Fa7] The Swedish Royal family has a few less crown jewels, after several pieces loaned out for display were stolen in a brazen smash and grab job in broad daylight.
[Fa8] Most parents would be nuts to invest $250K into their son’s fledgling business. Unless, of course, your son is Jeff Bezos and that investment is now worth nearly $30 Billion. Not a bad return.
[Fr1] Though it’s been very ugly since the 70’s, America and Iran actually have a long history of friendship, and hopefully one day will again.
[Fr2] It’s regaled as sport, but Special Olympics is really about friendships made and common bonds share.
[Fr3] One of the harder parts of parenting, knowing when your child has a toxic friendship, and what to do about it.
[Fr4] Speaking of kids, friendship patterns in school is the subject of a new study, and of all things discovers boys might be even more clique centered than girls.
[Fr5] So how do our German friends view friendships, both with and without benefits.
[Fr6] After eight years of working together some folks are sick of each other, but these two guys still grab the occasional lunch and catch up. Of course, if the two guys are former President Obama and former Vice-President Biden, it gets a bit of attention.
[Fr7] The science of friendship, or to most of us, common sense advice on how not to be a jerk to others.
[Un1] One trend among the #metoo monsters, bad guys who think they are good guys.
[Un2] The psychology behind why being nice at work often doesn’t get you ahead.
[Un3] Video: Bad crooks robbing badly, and being really bad at doing it. Also, don’t bring a hammer to a gun fight.
[Un5] In case you didn’t know by now, but Facebook isn’t your friend, it’s a business; treat it as such.
[Un6] I Hate you Seattle: A Love Story, and also a really creative piece.
[Un7] Though a long time ally, Turkey has taken a turn towards the despotic under Ergodan, and the rift between him and the US is getting more public by the day.
[Re1] The journey of a portrait that was lost, and traveled 1000km to get back home
[Re2] After 74 years, Capt. Lawrence Dixon is finally home from Italy, where the Tuskegee Airman was shot down and killed during WW2.
[Re3] A sliver of good news from the awful Carr Fires; a horse somehow survived, and though skiddish and evading capture, they finally got it settled and home safely.
[Re4] If you wanted to attend the Alcatraz reunion, which has been held every year since the prisons closure for guards, inmates, and residents of the island, this year will be the last one.
[Re5] 51 years after being shot in Vietnam, this Air Force vet finally met the man who saved his life by taping his ID card over the wound in his chest.
[Re6] Returning the remains that possibly could be Korean War dead was just the first step, identifying the remains is a daunting task that will take some time.