The Hummingbird King was waging all-out war this week, which led us to google "are hummingbirds aggressive," which led us to read this. And then for Matt to note that we probably just have a reincarnated Aztec warrior god hanging out in our backyard. Snort.
I listened to these episodes of This American Life this week and they were excellent. Recommend highly.
Amelia Boynton Robinson died this week; it is hard to be sad over the end of a life so rich, so I chalked up the tears in my eyes when I heard about her death to reverence.
Have you read this feature about Stephen Colbert? It is touching in so many ways. I feel like a small state of the world can be viewed through late night TV, and when Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon are there it can't all be bad. I am also looking forward to the debut of Trevor Noah.
"I am downright friendless! Care to help?" This was such a good read.
Rooting for Serena to win #22. I find so much of what is written about her to be fascinating.
This is an interesting new site that I've bookmarked (thanks, Katherine!).
I happened to catch an obituary in the paper this week about a 90 year old woman who had died in Albuquerque; she had 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren. (!!!!) I was trying to find out how common living five generations are but haven't struck on the right combination of search words for that yet, but I did come across this photo which I love.