Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mario Vittone on Signs of Drowning

I put up a link to this piece that Slate republished last year, but apparently not here. They've put it up as a public service now that many people will be heading to various kinds of swimming holes over the summer. Let's take it viral, people.

Without further ado:

Drowning Doesn't Look Like Drowning by Mario Vittone

All other confessions of ignorance can wait. Happy Memorial Day, and safe swimming!

The Swimming Hole, by Thomas Eakins--1884-5

 Okay, those boys probably aren't drowning, but they're bound to get a few clicks, when they show up in the footer from time to time. Anything to save a life. Anything...


  1. I shared that on my Facebook page. Thanks Seana.

  2. Thanks, Julie. I should probably take time to reread the whole thing myself.

  3. Thanks for keeping that message alive every year.

    1. And thank you for writing a terrific piece, Mario.