Iraq the Model in Pajamas
The brothers Mohammed and Omar of Iraq the Model have signed on to Pajamas. In case you missed it Baron and Dymphna are in it too. Then there is the fabulous Manolo, the shoeblogger. And more. What is really amazing about it is the variety of paths people have taken to this strange meeting of the ways. I've had a chance to talk to someone in the lineup (over VOIP, naturally, to keep the atmosphere just so ...) whose profile hasn't been posted yet and decided that truth is usually stranger than fiction. It would be hard to invent the life the man actually led.
There is about this gathering something so unlikely as makes one hesitate to look on it lest it shatter under the gaze. But it's a workaday kind of magic, the kind that inheres in ordinary people whose uniqueness we have stopped noticing until we remember it for the first time.