the smell of my desperation has become a stench


Rescued Iraqi dog coming to America

(update: here is a link to a video of the story by the local news in San Diego [thanks, Jessica])

It’s just a news story, alas, and not a video about a Marine who saves a dog in Iraq, although I would like to see a dramatic recreation of these events because I’m always looking for another reason to cry. There’s a point in this report where the Marine refers to the animal as “that crazy damned dog,” and you know the amount of emotion he felt when when he said it, that he meant it as the most loving thing you can say about something that drives you crazy and yet has simultaneously transformed your soul. That’s when I lost it, and Jon had to say, nope, not ever, we are not in a million years flying to Iraq to rescue stray dogs, FORGET ABOUT IT.

(thanks, Jennifer)

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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