Saturday Morning Links

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1. Need to be uplifted a bit? Me too. If you have never heard of the story of Chancellor Lee Adams, then please read Charlotte Observer’s Scott Fowler’s account. Chancellor is the son of Rae Carruth. Carruth hired a hitman to kill Chancellor’s mother, but Chancellor survived.

And the boy they couldn’t kill has become a young man who will celebrate his 21st birthday Monday.

“The 21st birthday is significant in any young man’s life, because that’s the transition from a boy to manhood,” said Saundra Adams, who has raised her grandson, Chancellor Lee, in Charlotte since his birth. “And I’m especially grateful. Because if I had listened to the prognosis of those doctors early on, we never would have been here today.”

This is a story that I’ve followed for a handful of years and it’s one of those stories that really never disappoints. Chancellor’s grandmother has been an absolute angel for Chancellor and Chancellor’s smile is breathtaking for me. Chancellor will graduate from high school this year and I cannot think of a more incredible accomplishment for this young man.

2. Maine is on my bucket list. OutsideOnline’s Luna Soley recounts her summer on a Maine lobster boat.

3. For me, it is good to catch up with Zach Braff. From Mr. Porter’s Lili Goksenin talks to the former star of Scrubs.

4. New York Magazine’s Benjamin Wallace on the search for Forrest Fenn’s treasure. This is one man’s quest or obsession to find the treasure.

5. OutsideOnline’s Tom Sohn on the Pebble Mine, a massive deposit of copper, gold, and molybdenum (a silvery-white metal) right in the middle of a salmon run and potential pit mine, and how politics work in something like this.

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