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Writer, Editor, Newsletterer. Love uplifting stories. Now: @NatGeo Priors: @washingtonpost @bostonglobe. @AP 4-ever. He/him.
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Oct 7, 2018 10 tweets 8 min read
Rough week? #Recharge with this thread of stories of triumph — for those helping others, or for justice (occasionally) prevailing. First, catch this image from the Ding Darling Wildlife Reserve in Florida by George Gentry /1 ⤵️ To students and educators at Ireland's prestigious Trinity University, Caitriona Lally wipes the desks and swabs the floors as a janitor. But she also is a novelist, and now has won one of the nation's most prestigious literary honors washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2018… /2 #Recharge ⤵️
Jul 20, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Before he was president: #Trump had cocaine at sex parties with 14- and 15 yo girls, reports @BBC @BBCPanorama h/t @yashar #Trump “gave her butt a slap...and said, ‘don’t worry. That’s not your tip’”
Jul 7, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
For 8 years, Ohio’s GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, the adult in the locker room, presided over “a cesspool of deviancy” over his young wrestlers, picked off one by one for sexual abuse - @POLITICO politico.com/story/2018/07/… In GOP Rep. Jim Jordan’s Ohio State locker room, adult men were let in to masturbate as they watched the student wrestlers shower, @politico reports. Jordan, somehow, is running for re-election.
Jun 20, 2018 11 tweets 9 min read
ICE lied, told flight attendants the kids were a soccer team. They weren't. Now this flight attendant won't work when the US transports children away from their parents. "I might as well have been a collaborator on their transport." houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-mat… #EndFamilySeparation Can it happen here? Nazi historian says “the ultimate safeguard against aspiring authoritarians, and wolves of all kinds, lies in individual conscience” nybooks.com/articles/2018/… @CassSunstein
Jun 16, 2018 5 tweets 4 min read
In 1970s Argentina, the military dictatorship stole children & killed their parents. In Haiti, “Uncle Knapsack,” a legendary thief of children, inspired the dreaded Tonton Macoutes. Now America is separating 47 migrant kids A DAY from their parents. apnews.com/227a90dbf32a46… @AP "It was the worst, the most perverse of the dictatorship, I think, what they did with us" — a child, stolen from her parents by an illegitimate government cnn.com/2012/07/05/wor…
May 18, 2018 6 tweets 6 min read
Stunning: More American kids have been killed in shootings at their schools this year than U.S. military personnel while on duty washingtonpost.com/news/politics/… @pbump #SantaFe #Texas
May 12, 2018 8 tweets 6 min read
It's been another wild week. #Recharge with these stories of people who think of others, do for others, help the world get better. First, an image from the @SantaMonicaMtns /1 👇🏼 She had to place him for adoption, but kept a baby photo and named her restaurant after him. More than a half-century later, after he suffered a heart attack, he came looking halfway around for the world for her. She always believed he would find her. washingtonpost.com/news/inspired-… /2
May 5, 2018 9 tweets 8 min read
Looking for beauty, joy, triumph, gumption? Welcome to #Recharge, our look at what's working — and those striving for a better world. Check out these stories 👇🏽 and this image, by Amber Walker, of paddling at the Kenai National #WildlifeRefuge /1 He had a dream. A US Embassy worker gave him a half-hour. A life was changed.
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Apr 14, 2018 10 tweets 8 min read
A crazy week deserves a break. These stories show that decency, caring and speaking truth to power also happened this week, and sometimes justice just did prevail. Welcome to #Recharge. Image: Sunrise & salty mist by J.K. Putnam @AcadiaNPS 👇🏽 /1 #Maine Another Victory: With hundreds of teachers chanting, Kentucky lawmakers overturned a GOP governor’s veto on Friday to increase spending on public education apnews.com/5fe98a38b7d44c… #Recharge /2