Stories that move your heart
Stories that stop you in your tracks.
Well, I know we're all tough as nails amateur political pundits. Empathy is for the weak, and reflection is for the slow. The job is spin, and if something happens, it has to be advantageous for our side - otherwise it didn't happen.
But sometimes, researching and linking to facts, you run across a story that just stops you. It stops you in a way that you can hear the silence, a slight ringing in your ears. You lean back in your chair and wrestle with a lump in your throat, and chastise yourself for being such an ass when you have no real problem.
Here is a place for those stories, personal or stumbled upon, that stop you in your tracks and make you "recalibrate" if just for a moment.
This is also the home of the little sewer monkey, FWJ. Here, it propagates AIDS (Anything Intelligent Derangement Syndrome) and gets great joy out off wallowing in his own feces. He'll be the little monkey after one of my post saying "Look at me! Look at te me! I te vet and I had te feces all over me!" I suspect his problems result from his peculiar nursing habits as are documented here. He's stinky but harmless :)