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“What do you really want to do for a life work? Break everybody’s heart for a dime? You could always break mine for a nickel and I’d bring the nickel.”

– Ernest Hemingway in a letter to Marlene Dietrich. The two kept up a correspondence for years - until Hemingway’s suicide in 1961. (via goodedison)

How Harry Potter saved a boy’s life.

Welcome to The AMA Rundown, where I can tell you that Texas has had a pretty crazy week, y’all.
Amarillo:
Potter County jail released the wrong inmate for the second time this year.
The Randall County SO says a deputy shot and killed a dog in self defense, but the dog’s owners have started a social media campaign to get “Justice for Blue.”
Rolling Hills Elementary School in River Road ISD has missed the mark again in state accountability standards. Here’s what the school district has planned to improve the campus.
Texas:
Rick Perry has been indicted on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. These charges stemmed from Perry withholding funding from Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg’s office in an effort to get Lehmberg to step down after she received a DWI.
A state House panel voted to censure UT System Regent Wallace Hall Jr., who critics say has targeted UT-Austin Pres Bill Powers.
National stuff and things I just liked:
What the hell is going on with No Child Left Behind? A decent question, and two Republican Congressmen want the Government Accountability Office to look into it.
What it’s like to live with macular degeneration
Jezebel staff spoke up about how Gawker Media is handling - or not handling at all - rampant anon Gif comments with violent pornography.
Did I miss something? Tell me bout it here or on the Twitter.
texasdirtdrifter:

Dust Bowl Remnant by Richard M Nixon on Flickr.

Welcome to The AMA Rundown, where I can tell you that Texas has had a pretty crazy week, y’all.

Amarillo:

Texas:

  • Rick Perry has been indicted on charges of abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant. These charges stemmed from Perry withholding funding from Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg’s office in an effort to get Lehmberg to step down after she received a DWI.
  • A state House panel voted to censure UT System Regent Wallace Hall Jr., who critics say has targeted UT-Austin Pres Bill Powers.

National stuff and things I just liked:

Did I miss something? Tell me bout it here or on the Twitter.

texasdirtdrifter:

Dust Bowl Remnant by Richard M Nixon on Flickr.

nprhereandnow:

Avery Miller is too young to see many of Bill Murray’s films, but that hasn’t stopped him from teaching YouTube viewers how to turn a $5 Bill into a $5 Bill Murray.
And that’s not the 12-year-old’s only talent. When his mother asked him to develop an app for cooking dinner, he did that too. This week, Avery and his mother Rhaea Miller talked to Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.
Listen to their conversation here.

nprhereandnow:

Avery Miller is too young to see many of Bill Murray’s films, but that hasn’t stopped him from teaching YouTube viewers how to turn a $5 Bill into a $5 Bill Murray.

And that’s not the 12-year-old’s only talent. When his mother asked him to develop an app for cooking dinner, he did that too. This week, Avery and his mother Rhaea Miller talked to Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

Listen to their conversation here.