It should surprise no one that the pandemic has had a devastating effect on our collective mental health. A new study conducted by the CDC during one week in June 2020 summarizes the cost in stark terms.
Check out this excellent visualization from Reuters on the Beirut blast, relative to other major explosions in history.
If you can vote in the US, please try to do so as early as possible. We need to end this long national nightmare.
From the New York Times, the fascinating story of the search for the inspiration of Van Gogh’s final work during his last days.
This baby picture of my daughter Maya and her cousin Jordan, who were born two months apart, was reenacted twenty years later.
Rob Bliss held up a Black Lives Matter sign on the side of a road in Harrison, Arkansas, home of the KKK and a city Bliss claims to be the most racist in the country, while he secretly recorded his experience.
“We must go out and vote like we never, ever voted before.” - John Lewis
Watch this trailer for an upcoming documentary about John Lewis, a hero of the American civil rights movement and US congressman, who died a few days.
Back in November of 2018 Dave Matthews recorded a solo performance at NPR’s legendary Tiny Desk.
If you haven’t already seen this, I’d highly recommend taking a few moments out of your day to watch this video. It’s one of the most powerful and eloquent speeches I’ve ever seen. This is what leadership looks like. We could use more of this.
Here’s an insightful take on the debate over reopening public schools in America, from Dave Grohl, who was raised by a single mother and a dedicated teacher. The guy who pledged to “drain the swamp”, is playing politics once again. This time it’s with, as Grohl calls them, our national treasure.
Fascinating interview with Charlie Jones, a former prison warden and executioner from Alabama.
Here are a dozen words with oddly specific meanings. I stopped at twelve because I’m a bit triskaidekaphobic.
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