27 February 2012


New favorite sentence of Wikipedia: “Slaughtering and eating their horses, they melted down stirrups, spurs, horseshoes and other metal items, and fashioned a bellows from deerhide to make a fire hot enough to forge tools and nails.” From Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, easily among the most incredible true stories I have ever heard.

25 February 2012

They had to make their own fun

Every other month, we make do without TV and computer games. The following unlikely thing occurred without any further prompting or help from any grownup. Evidence that our sinister parental plan might be working.