1. For those of you who heard the sad news of a man who's bedroom floor disappeared into a sinkhole, there is this explanation of how sinkholes happen and how, fortunately, they usually don't take the blissfully sleeping with them.
2. This NPR piece rightly discusses that romantic comedies are not any more dead than they used to be, and as they used to be also just as silly. This will be no surprise to fans of Popcorn Dialogues, which started off with a historical overview of romantic comedies, in fact this whole thing makes me want to go watch "10 Things I Hate About You" again.
3. Two weeks and two adoption stories. But I am a sucker for these. I had a co-worker who ended up doubling her household when she discovered that one of her kid's friends had seen neither food nor parents for days. Many people I tell that story too say, wow, isn't she amazing. (She is. Her whole family is.) One of my friends said, well, of course. So, how this baby abandoned on a subway platform ended up with a family.