Some­times a post — or even an entire web­site — ren­ders the reader com­pletely unable to artic­u­late the emo­tions invoked by the piece. So it is with many of the posts pub­lished by Matt Logelin at matt, liz and made­line.

How I man­aged not to hear about his site until very recently, I don’t know. But some­how I clicked from link to link to link one foggy evening while on vaca­tion … and even­tu­ally I found myself mes­mer­ized by images of a beau­ti­ful lit­tle blond girl named Madeline.

[Click to con­tinue reading …]

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