Something Good

1. Mabel Magazine is back! Issue #5’s theme is “living in the now.” Find out how to submit.

2. Ravenous Frogs and Surprised Bears Form an Adorably Expressive Ensemble of Ceramic Creatures.

3. Chanel Miller’s Secret Source of Strength on The New York Times. “‘Drawing was a way for me to see that I was still there,’ says the author, who refuses to be defined by an assault. A new mural in San Francisco is her museum debut.”

4. 17 easy, delicious salad dressings – from pink peppercorn to tahini.

5. Canadian Teen’s Short Film Hauntingly Captures How A Pandemic Loop Feels. In related news, Welcome back to mandatory homeschool, parents! (video), and

6. An accurate video of how dogs react when they encounter another dog on a walk. Okay, maybe this is just what my dog does.

7. Toddler cuddle challenge. (video) So much cute…

8. Guided Compassion Meditation For Anxiety with Ethan Nichtern.

9. The Unschooled Artists from Austin Kleon. In his newsletter this week, he also shared what songwriter Nick Cave had to say about writer’s block.

10. 10 anti-racism podcasts.

11. How to Help Beirut Right Now.

12. Video of a hummingbird Ringo and I saw on our walk this morning.

13. In this week’s People Behaving Badly, which could also be titled News That Makes Me Angry, Disappointed, Discouraged, AND Tired: ‘Karen’ says she’s with the ‘Freedom to Breathe Agency,’ tries to intimidate essential worker about, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Attracts Thousands, With Few Masks And Little Social Distancing, and Amber Guyger appeals murder charge in death of Botham Jean, and Suspension Lifted of Georgia Student Who Posted Photos of Crowded Hall on The New York Times, and Lest We Forget the Horrors: A Catalog of Trump’s Worst Cruelties, Collusions, Corruptions, and Crimes, and Twitter, Facebook Remove Trump Post Over False Claim About Children And COVID-19, and Aurora Police Chief Apologizes After Officers Handcuff Children on the Ground on The New York Times, and “They are dying. That’s true. It is what it is.” Trump’s Axios interview was a disaster, and How Portland’s Wall of Moms collapsed — and was reborn under Black leadership.

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