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This week’s set of links has a little something for everyone–a real grab bag of storytelling, everything from southern poker battles to the tragic AirBnB trip that forever changed one family’s life. Now, it’s time to get to reading, sharing, and whatever else it is you good people do. Enjoy! -Lucas
An insider’s account of Greenville’s underground poker scene and the night it all went to hell.
“What was about to happen was not the kind of thing the Convention and Visitors Bureau puts in its brochures. The county of nearly half a million people was about to see a violent story unfold, a story both 200 years in the making and unlike anything in its modern history.” - Brad Willis | The Bitter Southerner
From bison-hunting tribes on the Great Plains to RV retirees in Arizona, wanderlust runs through all America’s nomads.
“‘Why do you ask us to leave the rivers, and the sun, and the wind, and to live in houses?’ asked the aged Comanche chief Ten Bears. ‘We wish only to wander on the prairie until we die.’” - Richard Grant | Aeon
A father died in an Airbnb rental, and he’s not the only one. What can the company do to improve safety?
“I was in bed when my mom found him. Her screams brought me down to the yard where I saw the tree snapped in two and his body on the ground. I knelt down and pulled him up by the shoulders. Blood sprayed my blue sweatshirt and a few crumpled autumn leaves.” - Zak Stone | Matter
On the womb and those somehow critical of its non-use.
“On the day of my interrogation about having babies, I was taken by surprise (and severely jet-lagged), and so I was left to wonder — why do such bad questions so predictably get asked?” - Rebecca Solnit | Harper’s Magazine
“Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” - Mark Twain
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