Something Good

1. Come What Come May from Jena Schwartz.

2. Guy forgot to change his address in his Chipotle app and it resulted in the sweetest exchange. This reminds me of how every time I lose something, instead of feeling bad about it, I try to imagine how happy the person who finds it will be to have it.

3. Warm Springs to Reopen Kah-Nee-Ta Village in 2023.

4. 2022 Year of the Water Tiger print by Chris Chun. “Featuring goldfish that symbolise prosperity and the peony rose which represents abundance, the Water Tiger has been created to bring good fortune and strength for 2022. Occupying 3rd position in the Chinese Zodiac, tigers are the symbol of brave. People born in the Year of the Tiger are friendly, brave, competitive, charming and endowed with good luck and authority. The Year of the Water Tiger promises a year of positive changes, spontaneity and growth. 2022 is a time for all Zodiac Signs to give the best of themselves in order to improve their life and move forward with a newfound sense of confidence and determination.”

chrischun_tiger2022_web_540x5. The Do’s and Don’ts of Helping Ukrainian Refugees. In related news, People are booking Airbnbs in Ukraine — not to stay, but to lend their support, and Five Poems for Ukraine by Kim Stafford, and How to help people in Ukraine and refugees fleeing the conflict with Russia, and Zelenskyy’s 2019 inaugural speech goes viral for its exemplary display of humanity in leadership, and Performative Social Media Activism Doesn’t Help Ukraine, and How To Help Ukraine: Donate To Orgs & Stop Misinformation, and Secret ancestral codes: 12 main symbols in Ukrainian embroidery, and How can I help Ukraine? Trusted infos and ways to help Ukraine.

6. The Tallest Known Tree in New York Falls in the Forest. Part of the Afterword series, “an obituary column that pays homage to people, places, and things we’ve lost.”

7. What’s making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading, listening and viewing on NPR.

8. Recipes I want to try: Roasted Asian Cauliflower with Soy-Ginger Sauce, and Sesame Cabbage Fritters, and Orange Cauliflower “Chicken”.

9. How Kayode accidentally became a meme. (video)

10. Hannah Gadsby in Hollywood: “Jennifer Aniston Would Like to Meet You,” and Other Surreal Tales. “In an exclusive excerpt from Ten Steps to Nanette, the comedian reflects on the whirlwind around her groundbreaking Netflix special.”

11. Why Highly Sensitive People Are Attracted to Jobs That Burn Them Out. “To HSPs, job satisfaction is often about doing meaningful work. But due to their extremely high levels of empathy, this work can also burn them out.”

12. I Didn’t Know If I Believed In The Afterlife. Then My Dead Father Sent Me A Message.

13. People are sharing what they believe happens after we die. The responses are enlightening.

14. The long, strange history of anti-vaccination movements.

15. We’ve All Wondered What Animals Would Say If They Could Speak, And Artist Jimmy Craig Has An idea.

16. House Passes Bill to Make Lynching a Hate Crime on The New York Times. “Lawmakers in both parties hailed the action as historic, but a separate bill to outlaw discrimination based on a person’s natural hair failed amid Republican opposition.”

17. COMIC: When the bad news is endless, here’s how to cope with your anxiety.

18. ‘Abbott Elementary’ creator Quinta Brunson finds humor and heart in the classroom.

19. What to Do When the World Is Ending.

20. “Intuition is Essential.” Writing Advice from Gabriel García Márquez.

21. The world is unpredictable and strange. Still, there is hope in the madness. “The world that is coming is something we can work toward but not something we can foresee.”

22. On Alice. “The fact that her life would be necessarily short, as all dogs’ are, was never an abstraction to me. It was the shadow of how much I loved her. It was rarely far from my mind, the thought that she would someday die. I often wondered how it would happen and when.”

23. Ethereal Paper Sculptures and Large-Scale Installations by Ayumi Shibata Play With Light and Shadow.

24. What’s in a Black name? 400 years of context. “From Phillis Wheatley to Lil Uzi Vert, Black names and their evolution tell the story of America.”

25. Only the questions from Austin Kleon. “Clive Thompson made an online tool that shows you only the questions in a piece of writing. I love it because I love questions and also because it turns everything into Padgett Powell’s The Interrogative Mood. I fed it the complete text of each book in my trilogy.”

26. “It’s OK” LIVE – Nightbirde (video). RIP Jane.

27. This is the sweetest thing.peptalks.

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