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#328: Free Country

The Highlighter
One of my favorite things about putting this newsletter together is hearing from loyal readers who have taken a break for a while and then come back. Last week’s issue, one of the most popular in Highlighter history, elicited many kind words and well wishes – for which I am very grateful. I don’t thank you often enough for being part of this reading community. Nearly seven years in, I’m appreciative every day.
This week’s issue includes four outstanding articles focusing on the expansion of gun rights, the long-term effects of school shootings, the importance of accepting death, and the reminder that beauty is right in front of us. If you have time to read just one article, I recommend “Children In The Garden.” What begins as a piece on endurance running develops into a meditation on joy and play and wonder and being a kid.
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Free Country
The Survivors: The School Shooting Generation Grows Up
A proud Bodeguero Ratonero Anadaluz, Alma, who belongs to VIP Sage and loyal reader Randy, enjoys protecting sherry cellars from vermin and has an insatiable hankering for rodents. Here she is in Sevilla in front of the Alcázar, a Moorish palace. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
A proud Bodeguero Ratonero Anadaluz, Alma, who belongs to VIP Sage and loyal reader Randy, enjoys protecting sherry cellars from vermin and has an insatiable hankering for rodents. Here she is in Sevilla in front of the Alcázar, a Moorish palace. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
On Death And Love
Children In The Garden: On Life At A 3,100-Mile Race
+ Reader Annotations: Last week’s lead article, “My Penis, Myself” was immensely popular and resonated with many of you. And several of you shared your reactions upon seeing the subject line in your inboxes. Loyal reader Eunice, who was substituting for a third grade teacher at a small school in rural Michigan, needed to email a writing assignment to the secretary to print. She wrote, “I had the computer up for a previous impromptu addition to the class conversation and didn’t realize my email headers would be so titillating. Thanks for the excitement and forcing a quick browser close.” I’m pleased that you still have your job, Eunice!
In addition, I’d like to thank loyal reader Albina, who sent this delightful and heartwarming comment my way:
I am a recent subscriber and my inbox definitely did not need another newsletter subscription, so I have been unsubscribing from a ton of newsletters that I find are just “noise.” Yours however is one I really enjoy! I’ll admit I don’t always have the time to read all of the articles you recommend, but reading your summaries alone feels like a kind point in the right direction :-) Thank you a lot!
Thank you for being wonderful, Albina – and don’t worry, you’re not alone. Even though I highly encourage everyone to read every single article (because they’re so good!), many loyal readers tell me they’re most passionate about the blurbs.
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