Something Good

I tried to find the original source of this sketch, but failed, and yet still wanted to share it because it made me laugh and we can all use as much of that as we can get right now

1. The paradox of selfishness from Seth Godin.

2. A Post About The Thing With Feathers from Rita’s Notebook.

3. Tapestry@25: life advice from Rabbi Harold Kushner, the author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People. “Kushner’s philosophy? ‘In an aphorism: Life is painful if you do it right. Life will inevitably hurt you and the quality you need is not to lead a charmed life so that you’ll never be tested. The quality you need is the resilience to get over that. The answer is: live bravely. Live bravely in an unreliable world.'”

4. Noom – Nothing New, Everything Harmful from Dances with Fat.

5. “This is my baby, Bleu! She plays the wind chimes and sings to me every day!” (video)

6. The Afternoon the World Health Organization Declared the Pandemic, a poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer.

7. A History Book That Isn’t: Finding A Way To Teach Racism To A New Generation.

8. Harvey Weinstein has been sentenced to 23 years in prison.

9. The Dollhouses of Instagram from The New York Times. “Instagram-inspired enthusiasts are making their interior-design dreams real — only 12 times smaller.”

10. Dirty Car Owners Find Their Cars “Vandalized” With Amazing Drawings, And Your Car May Be Next!

11. Artist Creates Posters Of US National Parks Based On Bad Internet Reviews, And They’re Amazing.

12. The Good Life Project: Morgan Harper Nichols | The Ultimate Love Letter. (podcast)

13. Becoming Light by Laurie Wagner.

The rest of this list is dedicated exclusively and directly to the central theme of the day: COVID-19. I’ve tried my best to find things that are useful, helpful without adding too much to the already existing panic and confusion you might be feeling. Skip it for now if you are feeling overwhelmed with information and need a break, (although, if that’s the case, the “Support” and “Better News” sections might still be of benefit).


14. Yoga with Adriene, if you are looking for an opportunity for your home practice.

15. Dealing with the Immense Uncertainty of the World from Zen Habits.

16. 6 Science-Backed Tips to Stop Bottling Up Your Emotions.

17. COVID-19 Resource Guide for Yoga Teachers & Movement Educators.

18. Coronoavirus: How to Stay Calm in a Crisis.

19. Advice for Putting Your Class Online, a video from my smart, kind husband.

20. Stuck at home? These 12 famous museums offer virtual tours you can take on your couch.

21. 150+ Enrichment Activities for Children While Parents are Working Remotely.

22. How to hide your messy room for a Zoom video conference.

23. 51 TV Comedies To Help Calm Your Coronavirus Panic.

24. 450 Ivy League courses you can take online right now for free.


25. Cancel Everything. “Social distancing is the only way to stop the coronavirus. We must start immediately.” In related news, The Dos and Don’ts of ‘Social Distancing’, and Social Distancing: This is Not a Snow Day, and What are the rules of social distancing?.

26. Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve”. In related news, Flatten the Curve.

27. How soap absolutely annihilates the coronavirus. “You’re not just washing viruses down the drain. Soap destroys the coronavirus, a chemistry professor explains.”

28. Disney Parks and Cruise Line Will Close in Response to Coronavirus from The New York Times. In related news, Coronavirus Cancellations: Here’s the List.

29. Coronavirus Cost to Businesses and Workers: ‘It Has All Gone to Hell’ from The New York Times.

30. A COVID-19 coronavirus update from concerned physicians. In related news, Self-care Tips if you become sick with COVID-19 from an activist nurse.

31. ‘There Is Plenty of Food in the Country’ from The New York Times.

32. Anti-inflammatories may aggravate Covid-19, France advises. This is the only place I’ve seen this information, so take it with a grain of salt.

People Behaving Badly

33. Fact check: A list of 28 ways Trump and his team have been dishonest about the coronavirus.

34. He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them from The New York Times. In related news, The Man With 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer Just Donated Them from The New York Times.

35. Far-right hucksters are selling phony coronavirus ‘cures’. (video)

Better News

36. Boston Area Residents Stockpile Marijuana In Case Of Coronavirus Quarantine. Toilet paper and weed.

37. A planeful of Chinese COVID-19 experts and 30 tons of medical supplies has arrived in Italy.

38. Satellite Images Reveal A Dramatic Drop In Pollution During The Coronavirus Quarantine. In related news, Empty Cities and Stalled Industrial Production, New Analysis Shows Coronavirus Has Cut China’s Carbon Emissions by 100 Million Metric Tons.

39. More than half of coronavirus patients globally have recovered.

40. Gym Trainer Leads Fitness Class For People On Their Balconies In Spain.

41. Portland distillery turns their alcohol waste into free hand sanitizer.

2 thoughts on “Something Good

  1. hafong

    Thank you for your good stuff. As it happened, I was listening to Rabbi Harold Kushner on Tapestry yesterday. For me, he gave the best advice for these and all times.


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