I am almost certain I linked to this back in the day, but this article about the last real hermit came to my attention again this week and it is worth linking to one more time.
The lovely Lisa Dickey has a short op-ed in the NYT about working at the US embassy in Soviet Russia (go read her book, Bears in the Streets).
Have smartphones destroyed a generation? I liked this article because it was more than just the same old hand-wringing.
More baby boxes in the US! [HT Kathy]