Raising the bar
(Or, stuff to read when you're not reading me.)
"When is being told you've got five years to live good news?" Myria at It Can't Rain All The Time... has the answer. It's not pretty; the truth sometimes isn't. It's also not short, but it's worth the time. It is, I think, ultimately hopeful, and we all need that.
Is the death penalty about to be declared unconstitutional? Melissa K Fox of Non Sequitur File doesn't offer a prediction, but defines the question.
The Rabid Librarian knows what your dog and cat are really thinking.