Ok, so this will be some "old" news and some more "current" events because it turns out I had more articles I was hording but not ready to write about for the last mishmash.
If you are in LA or its environs during the heat wave, this sounds like a great way to spend the day -- reading and pedaling on the water: a floating library in the middle of a "lake!"
This is the story of the cab driver who unwittingly picked up three fugitives who had just broken out of jail. It is really stranger than fiction.
Continuing with the theme of "you wouldn't believe it unless it was in a novel" is a story about the death of two prominent citizens in NJ ...I won't tell you more except the cops think one thing and the family doesn't see how it could be possible.
It is so interesting when "friending" someone that you don't really know on fb can lead to stories you want to read and share. The writer of this piece on having difficult conversations with loved ones about death is the candidate for whom my friend works. I would never have seen this if I hadn't "liked" his page for my friend's sake of getting the candidate more likes!
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