A random collection of articles, blog posts, books, and other things I think are worth sharing.

You know what? I cannot tolerate one more story about 45 or our government, so let’s just bury our heads in the sand this week, shall we? Here are some (no less heavy) stories that have nothing to do with politics (well, maybe in a roundabout way, but…)

Highline: What Bullets Do to Bodies

“As a country,” Goldberg said, “we lost our teachable moment.” She started talking about the 2012 murder of 20 schoolchildren and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Goldberg said that if people had been shown the autopsy photos of the kids, the gun debate would have been transformed. “The fact that not a single one of those kids was able to be transported to a hospital, tells me that they were not just dead, but really really really really dead. Ten-year-old kids, riddled with bullets, dead as doornails.”

Wanderlust: Outside Play Keeps the Bad Stuff Away

The Marshall Project: The Volunteer (“More than a year ago, Nevada death row prisoner Scott Dozier gave up his legal appeals and asked to be executed. He’s still waiting.”)

Scary Mommy: People Are Sharing The Weirdest Things Their Kids Have Said And It’s Creepy As Hell