In my absence over the next few days, perhaps you’d like to help keep things “fresh” on NewsCut, as some regular readers have. Just send me things you stumble across that fit the NewsCut vibe — that is: things that are a little off the beaten path, have the faint aroma of news, and get the rest of us to think a little bit.
Here are some items that have been sent along today:
PARENTING: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU’RE DONE?
Did you and your spouse ever disagree on the number of kids you would introduce to the world? How do you resolve it? How do you know when you’re done? (So Wonderful/So Marvelous blog)
(h/t: Brian Hanf)
ONE SMART KID’S PLAN TO GET AN IPOD TOUCH
Reader (we think) Bob Ingrassia has a daughter who may be smarter than mom and dad. We’ll see. Her plan to get an iPod touch has been discovered. It includes “wisper (sic) to them when they’re asleep and maybe they’ll have a dream about it”. (BobIngrassia.com)
THE LITTLE TOWN BY THE LAKE COMES THROUGH
Our friend in Hendricks, Steve Hemmingsen, writes to tell us what happened when Julie Bucholz, her mother, Barbara Milton, and the chief waitress at the cafe Julie owns, Pam Hamer, were all seriously hurt in a rollover crash last Friday. “Barb and Pam are convalescing at home,” he says, “but Julie is still pretty much out of it with brain injuries at Sanford Hospital, where most of the family is.”
“Volunteers held a meeting on Labor Day,” he writes…
…”and had the cafe up and running by Tuesday morning. Minnesota Nice. People have been leaving tips of as much as $50.”