Friday, November 15, 2013

The Road Back

Few stories are as disturbing as Madonna Badger's. It's the worst of anyone's worst nightmare: losing your entire family, on Chistmas, no less, over something that could likely have been prevented. (Proper removal of fireplace ashes.)

And yet, she has prevailed. Vogue wrote a profile about Badger, two years after her ordeal. Read this when you are feeling hopeless. If she could survive after losing all three of her children and her parents in one night, whatever you're being served is conquerable.

The Long Road Back: How to Keep Going After the Unimaginable Happens

Photo of Milford Sound in New Zealand!

While you're at it: Ariel Levy's piece in last week's New Yorker, Thanksgiving in Mongolia: Adventure and heartbreak at the edge of the earth.