💻 Divorce is common today. Perhaps we forget how much it hurts everybody involved — even the children, who frequently deal with its aftereffects for the rest of their lives. J. P. Cavanaugh tells some of his story as a child of divorce, and how it affects his relationships to this day. Read Divorce – The Gift That Keeps On Giving
💻 Jon Konrath remembers a shopping mall in his hometown of Elkhart, Indiana. It was razed a long time ago. He shares his memories, and comments on what was lost as the mall declined and closed. In an era where we think of malls as an aberration, it’s interesting to think that they served a real purpose in their day. Read Life and Death of the Pierre Moran Mall
💻 John Scalzi writes a scathing analysis of the Republican party since the days of Newt Gingrich. His analysis does fit the evidence. Read But What If We Didn’t
💻 A hundred years ago, commercial photographers could make a living photographing the built environment: buildings, bridges, and such. It’s why we have a wealth of photographs sites like Shorpy can show us. But who is photographing the built environment today? That work no longer pays. Don Friedman discusses. Read Pop Culture
💻 The thing I miss most about high school and college was that it was relatively easy to make friends. In adulthood, we don’t have so many people around us all the time for friendships to form spontaneously. David Cain believes that one small, simple risk can help us make more friends in adulthood. Read How to Make Friends as an Adult
📷 Dennis Mook was a forensic photographer for the police in the 1970s. He tells how it worked in those days: Pentax Spotmatics, Kodak Tri-X, and giant Honeywell flash units. Read An Interesting Story About Black And White Photography
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