Category Archives: Something Good

Something Good

1. Talking Back to WW: Personal Body Stories on Be Nourished.

2. Calls for Kavanaugh’s Impeachment Come Amid New Misconduct Allegations on The New York Times. In related news, Democratic presidential candidates call for Brett Kavanaugh’s impeachment after new allegation.

3. On Shaun King by DeRay Mckesson. In related news, DeRay, attention, fame, fundraising, integrity, deflection, projection and the desperate need for us to actually focus on doing the work in front of us by Shaun King. Someone on Twitter called this feud “woke on woke crime.”

4. Tina Turner Is Having the Time of Her Life on The New York Times. “A Swiss chateau. A Broadway musical all about her. And absolutely nothing she has to do.”

5. Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Finalists Prove that Nature Has a Sense of Humor.

6. The Abolish ICE Movement Explained.

7. FDA names 16 brands of dog food linked to canine heart disease. “The FDA is investigating more than 500 reports that appear to link dog foods that are marketed as ‘grain free’ to canine dilated cardiomyopathy.”

8. Bill Maher, James Cordon, and Fat-Shaming.

9. Michigan Police Officer Is Terminated After K.K.K. Application Was Found in His Home on The New York Times. “A prospective homebuyer found Confederate flags and a framed Ku Klux Klan application in the officer’s house in Holton, Mich.” My opinion: This is the appropriate response. Being a white supremacist should make you unemployable, in any field.

10. There Are No Nazi Memorials.

11. Meat May Be Murder, But Tofu Is Too. “In Brazil, land is being cleared at an alarming rate to plant every vegetarian’s favorite crop: Soy.”

12. To Hell With Y’all: Charlottesville Judge Rules Confederate Statues Will Stay.

13. In praise of Earth, Wind & Fire, purveyor of black excellence for a half-century.

14. New Hope, New Pain, Same Old Divorce on The New York Times. “As a queer woman, I fought for the right to be married. Now I’m fighting for the space to be human.”

15. The 100 Best Notebooks, As Tested by Strategist Editors.

16. Gorgeous, the song and the dancing.. (video)

17. 145 CEOs Call On Senate To Pass ‘Common-sense, Bipartisan’ Gun Laws.

18. Trump Administration Rolls Back Clean Water Protections on The New York Times. How is it that we don’t all just automatically agree that we need to keep our water and air safe, that they need to be protected so we can live?! How is this even a discussion?!

19. Victory by a high school swimmer disqualified for a ‘wedgie’ is reinstated by Alaska officials.

20. HSPs and Trauma.

21. This Routine Gyno Procedure Could Mean You Never Orgasm Again. This is terrifying!

22. Police choked and cuffed this teen after entering his home without a warrant — and they never charged him with a crime. (video)

23. The Log 2: Another Year. (video)

24. ‘People Actively Hate Us’: Inside the Border Patrol’s Morale Crisis on The New York Times. “Overwhelmed by desperate migrants and criticized for mistreating the people in their care, many agents have grown defensive, insular and bitter.”

25. “White People, Stop centering yourself”!

26. ‘Don’t Stop Believin” Goes On And On, Because We Need It To.

27. What The Inventories Of Various Emergency Services Look Like Over The World (30 Pics).

28. PS22 Choir sings “Peace” by O.A.R. (video)

Something Good

From our walk

1. What is Minimalism? Maybe it’s not what you think from Be More With Less.

2. Mondo Beyondo with Andrea Scher. This was the course that started it ALL for me. I highly recommend it. Next 6 week session begins on Monday, September 16, 2019.

3. The Scourge of Worker Wellness Programs. “Employers have become obsessed with improving the health of their employees. But does it do anyone any good?”

4. In Conversation: Liz Phair On being misunderstood, working with Ryan Adams, and the dawn of Girlville.

5. Mom hosting a BBQ. (video) This reminds me of this video and this one.

6. “Brittany Runs A Marathon” Claims Body Positivity, but Promotes A Weight Loss Fantasy. “The film markets itself as a progressive counterpoint to diet culture. It’s not.”

7. Linda Hamilton Fled Hollywood, but ‘Terminator’ Still Found Her on The New York Times. “Decades after the first sequel, the 62-year-old actress hesitated to return to her iconic role: ‘I didn’t want my neighbors looking at me differently.'”

8. The Book of Prince. “Prince had grand plans for his autobiography, but only a few months to live.”

9. Good stuff from Karen Walrond of Chookooloonks, her this was a good week list: Hurricane Dorian – How Best to Help Right Now, and Strange Planet’s Instagram account, and The Atlas of Beauty, and Widowhood 101.

10. ‘Everything is not going to be okay’: How to live with constant reminders that the Earth is in trouble.

11. Transforming Overwhelm & Burden to Something Powerful from Zen Habits.

12. What Would You Do If You Had 10 Years Left? I am equal parts sad and angry to hear that Elana’s cancer is back.

13. Mindfulness vs. Meditation: What’s the Difference? An important distinction.

14. At Least 100 Bahamians Forced Off Boat Headed to U.S. Because They Didn’t Have Visas.

15. “Sometimes I hate everything and then I think about my dogs and I almost die from gratitude.” ~Heidi Randall. So true.

16. Another Tesla driver was caught sleeping behind the wheel on the highway. (video) This is a very, very bad idea.

17. 26 Too-Real Tweets For Couples Who Spoil The Heck Out Of Their Dogs.

18. #JewsAgainstICE Are Saying “Never Again” in the Face of Crisis.

19. Ijeoma Oluo: ‘I am drowning in whiteness.’

20. What Happens When a Highly Sensitive Person Grows Up with Emotional Neglect? In related news, How to Overcome the Biggest HSP Challenges, According to a Therapist.

21. This ‘honorary grandpa’ volunteers at his local YMCA, playing games like Jenga and four square with local kids. (video)

22. Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves. An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help.

23. For Healthy Kids, Skip the Kurbo App.

24. Missy Elliott Opens Up About Depression & How A 14-Year Hiatus Gave Her “Peace Of Mind.”

25. Trump Shows A Fake Hurricane Map Altered With A Sharpie, Inspires 30 Hilarious Memes.

26. The co-writer of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ turned down the sequel project after learning her white, male colleague was offered 10x her salary. (video)

27. What’s Missing From “White Fragility.” “Robin DiAngelo’s idea changed how white progressives talk about themselves—and little else.”

28. Victim Of Brock Turner Sexual Assault Reveals Her Identity.

29. Vaping appears to be making hundreds of people sick. Doctors have no idea why.

30. Pentagon to Divert Money From 127 Projects to Pay for Trump’s Border Wall on The New York Times.

Something Good

Image by Eric

1. Reasons to be Cheerful. “Reasons to be Cheerful is a non-profit editorial project that is tonic for tumultuous times. We tell stories that reveal that there are, in fact, a surprising number of reasons to feel cheerful. Many of these reasons come in the form of smart, proven, replicable solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. We’re here to tell you about some of them. Through sharp reporting, our stories balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope. We are part magazine, part therapy session, part blueprint for a better world. Reasons to be Cheerful was founded by artist and musician David Byrne, who believes in the power of approaching the world with curiosity—in art, in music, in collaboration and in life. Under the banner of Byrne’s Arbutus Foundation, Reasons to be Cheerful embodies this sensibility, applying it now to the future of our world. Through stories of hope, rooted in evidence, Reasons to be Cheerful aims to inspire us all to be curious about how the world can be better, and to ask ourselves how we can be part of that change.”

2. On Wellness, Nike, and Fat Mannequins.

3. Move For The Joy Of It: Workouts That Don’t Feel Like Work. In related news, headspace, not bodyspace from Karen Walrond.

4. Wabi-Sabi For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers. “Lion’s Roar presents an excerpt from Leonard Koren’s gem, Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers, considered a class statement on this Japanese aesthetic.”

5. Trump Shares Campaign Video With Image Used by White Supremacist Group.

6. Questions About Marianne Williamson’s Weight Loss Advice. “I read ‘A Course for Weight Loss.’ I’m fat. And I have questions for the presidential candidate.”

7. Op-Art: The Shame of Crowdfunding Health Care on The New York Times. “I fell off a bike into an outpouring of charity. But Americans shouldn’t have to seek out strangers to pay health bills.”

8. How to Draw Yourself Out of a Creative Funk on The New York Times. “Malaka Gharib, the author of the coming-of-age graphic memoir I Was Their American Dream, shares her tips.”

9. A female inmate was forced to give birth alone on a bench in her cell at Denver County Jail without any medical treatment. In related news, A woman says her cries for help were ignored as she gave birth in jail. Her story is one of many.

10. How Shift Happens in Our Lives on Zen Habits.

11. 14 Contradictions That INFJs Experience Every Day.

12. What Color Is Your Hamster Wheel? from Laura Simms.

13. Naomi and Coco Gave Us The Best Sports and Black Girl Magic Moment of the Year.

14. White Tears Attempt to Drown Out the True History of Louisiana Plantation: ‘Very Racist. If You’re White, Don’t Go.’

15. “It’s pretty amazing that a four-year-old has a best friend who’s 95 years old.” (video)

15. Valerie Harper, Who Played Beloved TV Sidekick Rhoda, Dies At 80.

16. Trouble in paradise: Trump attacks Fox News – and Fox News hits back.

17. ‘Where I’m From’: A Crowdsourced Poem That Collects Your Memories Of Home.

18. Stop what you’re doing and just watch this. (video)

19. The Great British Baking Show returns to Netflix this weekend. Woo-Hoo!

20. Jessi Combs, TV Host and Racecar Driver, Dies in Attempt at Land Speed Record on The New York Times.

21. NORPAC files Chapter 11 bankruptcy, reaches deal to sell itself to Oregon Potato Company. This was my first real job at 15. I worked the graveyard shift three summers in a row. It was some of the only work available. “NORPAC was established as a co-op then known as Stayton Canning Company in 1924 in Stayton by a group of Oregon farmers and grew to include 240 farms from Portland to Eugene.” They’ll be closing the Stayton plant in October. I feel weirdly sad about it.

22. Brazil Rejects G-7’s Offer Of $22 Million To Fight Amazon Fires.

23. Help our family avoid homelessness. If you have something to give, this is a good start.

24. Meet The Teen Who Registered People To Vote While They Waited In Line At Popeyes.

25. Why Are Writers Particularly Drawn to Tarot?

26. The Thing About Safety. Author Ijeoma Oluo’s son was endangered when someone called police, pretending to be him, and said he murdered two people – and the harassment didn’t stop there.

27. Deadly Dieting Tools: Who Loses When Weight Watchers Sets Its Eyes on Children?

28. ‘Let’s do it now’: Greta Thunberg crosses Atlantic and calls for urgent climate action.

29. Fighting Burnout, Rest Debt, and Work as a False Path to Self-Worth.

30. 8 Podcasts for Anyone Nervously Facing Retirement.

Something Good

Image by Eric

1. 127 Morning Rituals – The Ultimate List For Your Morning Routine.

2. So You Want To Write? How Introverts Can Cultivate A Writing Practice.

3. 5 Superpowers Of The INFJ.

4. Austin Kleon’s collage archives. This is a practice I want to start up again.

5. Ethical Chocolate Companies, “a list of chocolate companies that only use ethically grown cocoa. Find out how you can tell if the chocolate you are eating is connected to child slavery.”

6. CSU professor’s poem in New York Times Magazine reflects on 1963 KKK church bombing. In related news, Conservatives rail against New York Times project on America’s sordid slave past, and Reading Guide: Quotes, Key Terms, and Questions for The 1619 Project.

7. 300 dancers showed up for ballet class this morning in Times Square in front of Good Morning America. (video) “This is what happens when you joke on TV about Male dancers. 300 dancers show up for a ballet class in Times Square NYC to show their support of our amazing male dancers.”

8. Amazon Fires: How Can You Help? In related news, Why the Amazon Rainforest Fires Are Absolutely Devastating, and How to help the Amazon rainforest: 9 things you can do during the fires and beyond.

9. This Woman Set Up A Photo Booth For Birds In Her Yard, And The Results Are Extraordinary.

10. 5 Questions for Thin People with Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating Brands.

11. Top 146 Recommended African-American Children’s Books.

12. The most effective ways to curb climate change might surprise you.

13. The Shaun King We’re Not Talking About. “When Clarissa Brooks questioned Shaun King about recent fundraising, King publicly threatened Brooks with legal action. However, Brooks is far from the first person to publicly question Shaun King, and she’s not the first Black woman to be disrespected by him either.”

14. Three migrant children die of flu in detention with US authorities refusing to give vaccines, as reports of child molesting emerge.

15. Sole Black Woman To Speak At Abortion Bill Hearing Has Mic Cut Off And Is Asked To Leave.

16. Flint Water Crisis Worsens, City Spills 2 Million Gallons of Sewage Into Flint River.

17. Energetic Southern White Rhino Calf “Charges” Around Safari Park.

18. Going against the decluttering craze: the book hoarders who defy Marie Kondo.

19. This 3-year-old sells lemonade to help buy diapers for moms in need. (video)

20. First-grader pointed loaded gun at student in school office. The gun belonged to the district’s transportation director. “Nelson was allowed to carry the weapon as part of the district’s concealed-carry plan adopted last year to arm administrators and select staff members to protect students from potential gun violence.” Guns In schools. What could possibly go wrong?

21. Variety to Forgo Annual Emmy Party for Donation to Planned Parenthood. This is what resistance looks like. In related news, Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Title X Program Over Trump Abortion Rule.

22. Daniel Pantaleo, Officer Who Held Eric Garner in Chokehold, Is Fired. on The New York Times. He should be in prison for murder, but this is a start.

23. WW Is Priming Our Kids To Become Lifelong Customers.

24. Virginia Boy Scout Recruits His Troop To Help Maintain The Legacy Of A Historically Black Cemetery.

25. We Fled the Gangs in Honduras. Then the U.S. Government Took My Baby. on The New York Times.

Something Good

From our walk

1. The Tenderness Project, an experiment in radical empathy founded by Ross Gay and Shayla Lawson. My dear friend Chloe’ had a piece featured as part of the project recently.

2. I’ve been cooking a lot lately. Here are some of the recipes I’ve made this week, (all of them from Smitten Kitchen, the source of all things good and delicious): Zucchini Cheese and Rice Gratin, and Zucchini Quesadillas, and Ultimate Zucchini Bread, and Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles with Cucumber, and Broccoli Slaw. I also made what my family calls “funeral casserole” (because it’s what you take to a funeral if they ask you to bring something to share, and the rest of the time it just makes me laugh to call it that), the recipe written on a piece of scratch paper by my aunt over 20 years ago. And, I made some Glazed Lemon Zucchini Bread, and want to try these Buttermilk Pancakes.

3. let’s talk about boobs, baby, some good advice from Karen Walrond.

4. Weight Watchers Is Harming Kids For Money from Dances with Fat. In related news, There’s a New Diet App for Kids, and That Scares Me, and Weight Watchers Defends Its New Weight-Loss App For Kids, and Weight Loss for Kids? Thanks to WW, There’s An App for That.

5. 6 ways to be antiracist, because being ‘not racist’ isn’t enough.

6. The Practice of Listening to Find Purpose on Zen Habits.

7. Trump ‘Embodies Nearly Every Aspect Of A Racist,’ Author Says.

8. In El Paso, Hundreds Show Up to Mourn a Woman They Didn’t Know on The New York Times. In related news, His Only Relative Died In El Paso. Now, Her Funeral May Draw Hundreds Of Strangers.

9. Arkansas Woman Charged Over Holding Four Black Teenagers at Gunpoint on The New York Times. “The boys were raising money for their football team. The woman, identified as Jerri Kelly, 46, is facing charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment.”

10. Hannah Gadsby Believes “There’s a Clear Path to Redemption” for Louis C.K. “But the disgraced comedian, Gadsby continued, is ‘not taking it. He’s being self-indulgent and he’s being a crybaby.'”

11. Migrant Children Are Entitled to Toothbrushes and Soap, Federal Court Rules on The New York Times. The fact that we need a court ruling for this says everything. #AbolishICE #CloseTheCamps

12. Ebola is Now Curable. Here’s How the New Treatments Work. Seems to me this should be bigger news.

13. Trump-inspired Hate Hits the Plaza. “Longtime Plaza vendors say they’re facing hostility from gun-toting man.”

14. De’Von Bailey’s family calls his death ‘wholly unjustified’ after Colorado Springs police release bodycam footage. This is not keeping us safe or keeping the peace. This is government sanctioned murder.

15. Barack Obama’s 2019 summer reading list celebrates a diverse group of authors.

16. A Prison Guard Drove A Truck Through A Group Of Jewish ICE Protesters, Injuring Several.

17. Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black mericans have fought to make them true on The New York Times Magazine.

18. New Mexico Women: Natalie Goldberg.

19. Almost three-quarters of Americans want undocumented immigrants to be able to legally stay in the US.

20. California’s Last Gray Wolf Pack Just Surprised Everyone By Welcoming 3 New Pups.

21. Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin: Stream Online (for a Limited Time) , a New Documentary Exploring the Life & Work of the Legendary Sci-Fi Writer. In related news, Ursula K. Le Guin Is Still the Radical Feminist We Need Today.

22. Still one of the best break-up/quit your job/I’m outta here anthems and videos ever.

23. Maiden, a really really really good documentary.

24. Wellness has come for your pets. “The $636 million pet supplement industry is fueled by the greatest suckers of all: millennial dog owners, like me.”

25. How To Cultivate Self-Love As An Introvert.

26. The anatomy of annoying.

27. Here Are 21 Free Resources for Teaching Social Justice in the Classroom.

28. Why It’s Immigrants Who Pack Your Meat. “What Trump has called an ‘invasion’ was actually a corporate recruitment drive.”

29. The 1619 Project, “a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are.”

Something Good

From our garden, image by Eric

1. RIP Toni Morrison: ‘The Most Formidable Mind of Our Times.’ Tayari Jones Honors Toni Morrison’s Work and Legacy, and 12 Must Read Books by Toni Morrison, and Ghosts in the House: How Toni Morrison fostered a generation of black writers, and Toni Morrison, Whose Soaring Novels Were Rooted In Black Lives, Dies At 88, and Toni Morrison, Towering Novelist of the Black Experience, Dies at 88 on The New York Times.

2. Wisdom from Ronna Detrick: “Do what your intuition tells you, what you can clearly discern as the right course of action. Trust-trust-trust that you know what you’re doing. And let everything else go – every fear, every anticipated reaction, even every expected risk and seemingly-certain cost. It’s all going to work out.”

3. 4 Ways Embracing Hygge All Year Round Has Changed My Life.

4. Good TV: Derry Girls on Netflix, and Plus One on Hulu, and Glow on Netflix, and the latest episode of Roman’s Cooking Corner on YouTube.

5. How White People Can Hold Each Other Accountable to Stop Institutional Racism.

6. Finding Groundedness in the Age of Anxiety from Zen Habits.

7. Eve Ensler: ‘Writing an apology to myself from my abusive father has freed me.’

8. They Died Shielding Their Baby in El Paso. Their Family’s Anguish Was Only Beginning. In related news, The Couple Killed Saving Their Baby In El Paso Had Just Found A Future Together.

9. Gay penguin dads finally get their own egg after trying to hatch a fish.

10. If Women Behaved Like Men in Bars. (video)

11. White Supremacy Has Never Been Fringe.

12. #GreenShirtGuy: How I went viral.

13. 10 Defensive Reactions to White Privilege That Make No Damn Sense – But Are Super Common.

14. Travel Advisory: United States of America. In related news, After Mass Shootings, Other Nations Issue Caution About ‘Gun Society’ In U.S.

15. Jeffrey Epstein Dead in Suicide at Jail, Spurring Inquiries on The New York Times.

16. You Can’t Have It All a poem by Barbara Ras.

17. Colin Kaepernick Is Reminding The NFL He’s ‘Still Ready’ After Being Blackballed For 889 Days.

18. Notes On An Uprising: Reflections Of A Ferguson Organizer 5 Years After The State-Sanctioned Killing of Mike Brown.

19. 10 Signs It’s Not Your Body, But Your Soul That is Tired.

20. U.S. Soccer hires lobbyists to argue women’s national team isn’t underpaid. Reality is those with poverty mentally will cause whatever suffering and harm neccessary to protect what they see as their resources, their treasure. They are like a toddler yelling, “no, mine, mine!”

21. The Mississippi ICE raids expose the biggest problem with US immigration laws. “They ignore the high demand for workers to fill low-skill jobs in America.”

22. Billionaire Trump donor explains he’s in it for the tax cuts, not the racism.

23. Fox News host Tucker Carlson thinks white supremacy in America is a ‘hoax.’ (video) Only a white supremacist would make this argument. And p.s. stop wasting your time feeling hurt and arguing against someone thinking you are or calling you a racist and BE anti-racist.

24. Hollywood’s favorite villain just helped save a baby from an overturned car. (video)

25. Black Muslim Family Told ‘Go Back To Where You Came From’ By Orange Bigot While Trying To Enjoy The Day At Sesame Place.

26. Here’s How You Can Donate Bone Marrow—And Maybe Save This 29-Year-Old’s Life.

27. I Show The Contrast Between The Two Worlds That We Currently Live In By Combining Photos.

28. Children of undocumented immigrants arrested in Mississippi rely on strangers for food and shelter. In related news ICE Arrests Hundreds in Mississippi Raids Targeting Immigrant Workers on The New York Times. #AbolishICE

29. Stories Of El Paso Shooting Victims Show Acts Of Self-Sacrifice Amid Massacre.

30. How to Buy a Gun in 16 Countries on The New York Times. “Many Americans can buy a gun in less than an hour. In some countries, the process takes months. Here are the basic steps for how most people buy a gun in 16 of them. Many countries have exceptions for specialized professions, and local laws vary.”

31. Cyntoia Brown Is Freed From Prison in Tennessee on The New York Times. “Ms. Brown, 31, was sentenced to life in prison for killing a man while she was a teenage sex trafficking victim. She was granted clemency in January.”

32. Candice Keller’s Comments on Mass Shootings Prompt Call for Resignation in Ohio on The New York Times. “In a Facebook post, the Ohio lawmaker blamed ‘homosexual marriage,’ ‘drag queen advocates’ and ‘recreational marijuana’ for mass shootings.” It’s so convenient that all the things she doesn’t like or approve of are on her list of causes.

33. Obama Urges Americans To Reject Language That ‘Feeds A Climate Of Fear.’

Something Good

From our garden

1. Paisley & Hazel, an Instagram account where they paint pictures of adoptable dogs to help them get homes.

2. What the fuck should I do with my life? (A step-by-step process). I love that she ended with this, “Before wrapping up, I want to acknowledge that not everyone has the freedom to do what they choose in life and live out their desires. I’ve really written this article for those of us who are lucky enough to have that choice — let’s not take our freedom to do what we want in life for granted.”

3. Because of you from Alexandra Franzen. “Olympic athletes who claim the gold are very inspiring. But the person who comes in ‘last’ can be just as inspiring, if not more so.” Another good one from Alexandra, There is no rush.

4. Johnny & The Mongrels Debut Album, an Indiegogo project to help my friend Johnny make an album.

5. 500,000 Children Could Lose Free School Meals Under Trump Administration Proposal on The New York Times. What would Jesus do? He’d feed the hungry children. For that matter, he’d feed all the hungry people, unlike someone else we all know: Trump administration plan to kick millions off food stamps is ‘cruel and arbitrary.’

6. This was a horrific, heartbreaking week. 251 mass shootings this year. 29 people dead just this weekend. 2 separate shootings within 13 hours of each other. Here’s an archive of the specific locations and exact numbers. Of Course the Gilroy Garlic Festival Shooter Was a White Supremacist, and El Paso Shooting Suspect May Have Authored Manifesto Containing White Nationalist Talking Points, and Dayton, Ohio, Shooting: Victims Identified; Live Updates on The New York Times, El Paso Shooting: Massacre That Killed 20 Being Investigated as Domestic Terrorism on The New York Times, and State Officials Will Pursue Death Penalty Against Suspected El Paso Gunman, and The Gilroy Garlic Fest Shooter Plugged a White Power Manifesto on Instagram, and America Is Infested With Domestic White Male Terrorists, and Ohio lawmaker blames mass shootings on trans people, gay marriage and drag queens, and After Sandy Hook, we said never again. And then we let 2,189 mass shootings happen, and Stop blaming mental illness for mass shootings, and We Have a White Nationalist Terrorist Problem on The New York Times, and Terminating Service for 8Chan, and Apocalyptic Whiteness, The Scope of Right-Wing Violence, and Trump’s Stochastic Terrorism, and Dayton Police Killed Shooter Within 30 Seconds Of 1st Shot, Police Chief Says, and El Paso Shooting Suspect’s Manifesto Echoes Trump’s Language on The New York Times.

7. Buddhist psychotherapist and “RAIN” champion Tara Brach on Lion’s Roar. “Western psychology and Buddhism—together they offer us a complete diagnosis of the human condition. Andrea Miller talks to psychotherapist Tara Brach, who works to combine these two disciplines into a powerful path to love and fulfillment.”

8. “Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale,” a poem by Dan Albergotti. “Listen for the sound of your heart. Be thankful that you are here, swallowed with all hope, where you can rest and wait.”

9. The mindfulness conspiracy. “It is sold as a force that can help us cope with the ravages of capitalism, but with its inward focus, mindful meditation may be the enemy of activism.” In related news, How mindfulness privatised a social problem. “The £3.4trn industry encourages a preoccupation with the symptoms of mental illness, rather than their social causes.”

10. 3 (Pretty Simple) Ways to Remove Yourself from Drama on Be More With Less.

11. Wisdom from Pema Chödrön, “Everything that occurs is not only usable and workable but is actually the path itself. We can use everything that happens to us as the means for waking up. We can use everything that occurs—whether it’s our conflicting emotions and thoughts or our seemingly outer situation—to show us where we are asleep and how we can wake up completely, utterly, without reservations.” P.S. this doesn’t mean we need to see our suffering and obstacles as “gifts.”

12. Wisdom from Andrea Gibson, “Even when the truth isn’t hopeful, the telling of it is.”

13. Frequently Asked Questions about Buddhism on Lion’s Roar. “Short answers to the most common questions about Buddhism.”

14. Colson Whitehead Opens Up. “In a wide-ranging conversation with The Nation, the author talks about political writing, zombies and horror stories, American history, and his new novel The Nickel Boys.”

15. Please Help Fund Keaton Shepherd’s Funeral.

16. A Heartbreaking Loss: “Tuca & Bertie” Gave Female Trauma Survivors a Road Map for Healing.

17. Here’s What Fat Acceptance Is—and Isn’t. “Sizeism is everywhere in our culture, from the workplace to the playground. It’s time to change that.”

18. 26 Responses People Had To This Anti-Vaxxer Proudly Wearing A ‘Jesus Wasn’t Vaccinated’ T-Shirt.

19. Why You Need to Make a ‘When I Die’ File—Before It’s Too Late.

20. These Ole Miss students were suspended from their fraternity after posing with guns in front of an Emmett Till memorial. (video)

21. NYPD Judge Recommends That The Officer Involved In Eric Garner’s Death Be Fired.

22. ‘We’re All Tired of Being Called Racists.’ “At Donald Trump’s rally in Cincinnati, droves of attendees made it clear that they stood with the president despite his recent comments.”

23. Stunning Images Show How Native American Fashion Looks Without Cultural Appropriation.

24. Innocent Man Released After 21 Years in Prison, Star Witness Confesses to Killing: ‘I Can’t Live With This on My Conscience.’

25. Car mechanic shifts gears, becomes a doctor at age 47 and helps address shortage of black doctors.

26. You Can’t Sweets Your Way Into Diabetes. “There are a lot more factors at play — all more complicated than ‘I had a cupcake at lunch.'”

27. Ethiopia planted a record-breaking 350 million trees in 12 hours to fight climate change. (video)

28. And now…a piglet eating grapes. (video) Make sure the sound is turned on for this one.

29. This flight attendant deserves a raise for this hilarious safety demo! (video)

30. “Did the Lion King opening and Nathan joined in with me!” (video) BTW, Nathan is a donkey.

31. “I wrote this song using actual comments I’ve received.” (video)

32. A Woman Tried To Sell Her Phone To A ‘Nice Guy,’ And He Went Nuts Asking For Her Address. In related news, Woman Left-Swiped A Man On Tinder, So He Started “Rebuking” Her On Instagram.

33. On Silence, (or Speak Again). “Elissa Bassist breaks her silence about everything she’s not supposed to talk about and comes out alive.”

34. Megan Rapinoe is in celebration mode. And she’s got some things to say on New York Times Magazine.

35. Border Patrol Detained a 9-Year-Old American Girl on Her Way to School for 32 Hours. “It didn’t matter that she had her U.S. passport with her.”

36. Brazil’s indigenous people: Miners kill one in invasion of protected reserve.

37. Father Tries to Grasp How He Could Have Left Twins to Die in Hot Car on The New York Times.

38. 9 Podcasts That Don’t Whitewash Race.

39. 6 Comments That Gaslight People in Conversations About Social Justice.

40. Ben Carr, Stepfather of Eric Garner, Dies at Daughter’s Wedding.

41. ‘I Know That They’re Cared For.” Why One Mom Has Chosen To Foster Migrant Children.

42. Burger King’s new Pride ad features an f-bomb, a burger diamond and 2 super cute hus-bears.

43. Better to have a few rats than to be one.

44. Footage shows the devastating moment ICE agents broke through a man’s window and detained him while his two young kids were in the car. (video) In related news, Trump Administration Moves To Speed Up Deportations With Expedited Removal Expansion. #AbolishICE

45. Tony Robbins Has Been Accused Of Groping More Women And Mistreating Vulnerable Followers.

46. The Crane Wife.

47. On Being with Krista Tippett: Ross Gay, Tending Joy and Practicing Delight.

48. $250 million lawsuit from Covington student against Washington Post dismissed by judge.

49. Recipes I want to try because as always I have WAY too much zucchini: Easy Scalloped Zucchini and zucchini quesadillas.

50. Indigenous People Demand an End to Detention on Stolen Lands.

51. Macy’s and Forever 21 got accused of fat-shaming this week — and experts say retailers are far from truly getting the plus-size market.

52. 10 ways your parents’ behaviors shape who you are today.

53. The Best-Directed Show on TV Is Better Things.

54. Yoga Reconsiders the Role of the Guru in the Age of #MeToo.

55. HARRIET – Official Trailer [HD].

56. Why a Gaslighting/Narcissist Relationship Is So Devastating.

57. Jordan and Andre Heroes El Paso, a GoFundMe fundraiser. “The family of Jordan Anchondo just confirmed they also lost her husband Andre Anchondo in the El Paso Shooting, leaving all three of their kids without their parents. Their 2-mos-old newborn, Paul, survived and will be released from the hospital today. Yesterday was also their 5-year-old daughter’s birthday, and they also leave behind an 18-month-old daughter.” This fundraiser is to help their kids and the family left to care for them. Andre stood in front of his wife and baby, and Jordan put her body in front of the baby when the shooter came for them. The baby survived; both parents were shot and died. They were at Walmart buying things for their 5 year old’s birthday party and school supplies.

58. “Write a Sentence as Clean as a Bone” And Other Advice from James Baldwin.

59. Mad Magazine Will Be Effectively Stopping After 67 Years.