Every So Often Links #1 | Soviet Snipers and Falling in Love

I love transparency. So does ProPublica. Check out their Dollars for Docs project to see payments made by pharmaceutical companies to doctors and hospitals. Does your medical provider show up?

There’s no shortage of incredible stories to come out of World War II. But have you heard of the Soviet sniper responsible for the deaths of 309 Nazi soldiers? Have you also heard she was a 25-year-old woman? Her name was Lyudmila Pavlichenko. But to many unlucky Germans, her name was Lady Death.

Ahhhh, Fall. Cool winds, orange leaves and warm drinks in the evening. For my wife and I, the season isn’t complete without watching You’ve Got Mail, the quintessential Fall movie. Books, New York, coffee, falling in love and 90s attire. If you’re a guy and interested in Tom Hank’s style in the film, here’s a handy style guide. Before you know it you’ll be looking just like Joe F-O-X.

Every once in a while I hear of another book banned from an elementary school or junior high because it makes students “uncomfortable”. (Though most of the time it’s the school staff that are uncomfortable in handling the situation). There’s a lot of reasons why these types of books are the ones we should be letting our kids read, and this article does a good job of explaining why.

Syria is complicated – made worse so by Trump’s irrational decision to pull US forces out of the area near the Turkish border. There’s a lot going on, but John Oliver as always does a great job of putting it into perspective:

Can we have a weekly podcast of Jeff Bridges telling stories from his life? Until we do, here’s Jeff telling a pleasant story on meeting his wife and what their relationship means to him.



Photo by Philipp Katzenberger on Unsplash


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