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Something Good

From our walk yesterday morning

From our walk yesterday morning

1. I don’t have it all figured out. Actually, I’m dealing with depression.

I don’t know the answer, but I want us all to be happy, healthy, and honest. I want to create a space where we can be real with each other. Knowing I’m not alone has been one of my greatest reliefs. There is nothing to be ashamed of. There is nothing wrong with you. Just like we take care of our bodies, we also need to take care of our minds.

2. An artist’s peaceful retreat on SF Girl by Bay. So dreamy. And, apparently I’m on trend, for the first time ever, on trend: jewel tones.

3. Transactions with Beauty. Karen Walrond shared this link on her weekly links round up, this was a good week, saying “I’ve become mesmerized by this beautiful new blog. I suspect you will, too.”

4. On Being interview with Mary Karr — Astonished by the Human Comedy.

5. 7 Qualities of a Conscious, Loving Relationship from Marc and Angel Hack Life.

6. 5 Ways to Disrupt Racism. “This short film from VideoRev offers five practical ways you can help combat racism and be an ally in times when people are under attack.”

7. Six Things Narcissists Say. Blergh.

8. Preview of an episode of NATURE, “My Congo.” Omg, so sweet and heartbreaking all at the same time.

9. Woman Packs Lunch for Son’s Friend. “This woman packed two lunches each morning: one for her son, the second for a child in need.”

10. How a Hashtag Defined a Movement. “The founders of #BlackLivesMatter on how it all began.”

11. Is Your Halloween Costume Racist?

12. Donald Trump, the Worst of America.

13. How I Promise You One of the Most Meaningful Days of Your Life. Such a great project. This is what rehabilitation looks like.

14. The 2016 Book Riot Read Harder Challenge. I’m late to share this, but who cares when you start — you are reading!

15. When Healthy Isn’t an Option: How I Learned to Love My Chronically Ill Body.

16. These teachers came prepared to talk about challenges they face in their classrooms, but they WEREN’T prepared for what we had planned next…

17. Mary Oliver Issues A Full-Throated Spiritual Autobiography In ‘Upstream.’

18. Charles Shaw Lives In Abandoned High School After Transforming It Into His Family’s Home. So cool.

19. Looking into Laziness by Pema Chödrön on Lion’s Roar.

20. Recipe I want to try: apple and cheddar scones.

21. More Wisdom from Pema Chödrön:

Embarking on the spiritual journey is like getting into a very small boat and setting out on the ocean to search for unknown lands. With wholehearted practice comes inspiration, but sooner or later we will also encounter fear. For all we know, when we get to the horizon, we are going to drop off the edge of the world. Like all explorers, we are drawn to discover what’s waiting out there without knowing yet if we have the courage to face it.

22. Feminism Should Come With a Warning Label. “This shit is hard.”

23. A Gentle Reminder That Jesus Was A Brown Middle Eastern Refugee Who Would Not Have Voted For Trump. “Jesus was a lot of things. He was not a conservative.”

24. Who the fuck am I to think that I could write a book?

25. Drunk History Covered The Stonewall Riots More Accurately Than A Whole Movie About It.

26. Aimee Mann – “Can’t You Tell?” A song she wrote from the perspective of Trump. “Isn’t anyone going to stop me?”

27. 10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings.

28. Wisdom from Seth Godin, Beating yourself up. Such good advice.

29. 10 Simple Reasons it’s Time to Let Go from Marc and Angel Hack Life.

30. The United State of Women.

Something Good


1. #Redrawthebalance. “When a real-life firefighter, surgeon, and fighter pilot drop in on a classroom, these kids have their assumptions turned around.”

2. “This isn’t about politics, it’s about basic human decency.” “Michelle Obama took to the campaign trail to call out the Republican nominee for President of the United States on his disgusting behavior.” Such a great speech from an amazing woman. In related news, Physically Attacked by Donald Trump – a PEOPLE Writer’s Own Harrowing Story, which reminds me of what Maya Angelou said, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” In other related news, Grab Her — “We are done.” And, It’s Not Okay, and The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About, and 6 Steps To Calming Yourself From Incessant Attacks Until The Election.

3. Penguin Bloom: how a scruffy magpie saved a family. I follow this Instagram account but didn’t know the whole story. Postscript: they recently rescued two more babies who fell 100 feet out of their nest.

4. Black Women Physicians Are Coming Together to Defy Stereotypes with #WhatADoctorLooksLike. In related news, Discrimination 30,000 Feet Above and Plane Crew Nearly Lets Passenger Die Because They Couldn’t Believe A Black Woman Was A Doctor.

5. The Italian cycling champion who used his hero status to save Jews during WW2.

6. Famed Ringling circus elephants arrive in Florida for retirement. Yay!

7. Students expelled after Facebook group calls for ‘execution’ of Jews, black people. This happened in Boulder, Colorado, “an ultra-liberal city known for its ‘hippy culture’ and tolerance.”

8. I’ve Experienced Fat Shaming And Thin Shaming And I Can Tell You Which Is Worse.

9. Excuse me. Having a puppy meltdown. From Meghan Tonjes. Welcome to my life: Every. Damn. Day.

10. Recipes I want to try: spinach and chickpeas and Slow Cooker Hasselback Apple Pork Loin.

11. Meet Emilia and her otter half, Olivia. “The 5-month-old otters are receiving treatment from our Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital veterinarians.” So cute!

12. You need to read what this woman has to say. It will better your life. from Yes Yes Marsha.

13. This portable robot can print your documents at any time. Cool.

14. This farm grows 50,000 lbs of fruits and vegetables – on top of a building.

15. This 10-year-old boy donated his hair to create wigs for young cancer patients.

16. Do What You Love For A Living Before You DIE!! from KevOn Stage.

17. this cup is already broken. A beautiful meditation on death, or rather: life.

18. Unhappy At Work: Why Midlife Makes Us Cranky. Seriously, y’all — I’m having a mid-life crisis.

19. You can rest.

20. Why I’m Voting for Trump, an interesting collection of the various whys.

21. The well of goodwill, great advice from Jamie Greenwood.

22. A Method for Dealing with Feeling Stressed & Overwhelmed from Zen Habits.

23. Amy Goodman Is Facing Prison for Reporting on the Dakota Access Pipeline. That Should Scare Us All. What the fuckity fuck?!

24. Rescue dogs see their new four acre enclosure for the first time.

25. #wearemanystoriesproject with Sas Petherick. She posted to Instagram, starting this hastag with a post that made me say a “hell yes,”

Do you ever get readers block? I read A LOT of fiction and self-help (blergh, I know) and 99% of the authors are white. Most are women, most are just like me. And it just feels samey and dull as shit. I’ve decided to shake things up a bit and I’m embarking on a mission to read 100 books by humans not like me. I’m starting with Julia Ostuka’s The Buddha in the Attic – it’s about Japanese brides who immigrated to the US in the 1920s. It’s a prose poem and it’s made me cry twice. Unlike anything I’ve ever read before. This is going to be fun!

26. Cool art: Watercolor Cherry Blossom Animals and Floral Anatomy Embroideries.

Something Good


1. Wisdom from Susan Piver,

Meditation is not a life-hack intended for self-improvement nor is it about stress-reduction. It is a discipline. There are no short cuts. It is the opposite of an escape. Practice leads, not to peace, but to clarity, fierceness, and gentleness.(These are not necessarily synonymous with ease. However, they are awesome.) PS I’m still not very good at it. Fortunately, being good at it is not the objective.

2. Funny Husky videos. This made me laugh, and miss my Obi, (our first dog, a Husky mix).

3. A Bank Wouldn’t Cash This Woman’s Paycheck Because They Didn’t Believe She Was An Architect. Seriously?! Blergh.

4. Elizabeth Plank on the latest from Donald Trump. “After more than a year of the Donald J. Trump campaign, should the recent audio leaks of Trump describing boorish behavior towards women really surprise anyone?” In related news, Women Across America Respond To Trump’s Groping Comments (TWEETS).

5. 7 Surprising Reasons Your Dog Should Sleep On Your Bed Every Night. As someone who has had a dog in her bed almost every night for the past 15 years, I am not surprised at all.

6. This musician helps NYC’s homeless get enough money to eat just by playing next to them.

7. Teachers Tell Individual Students How Special They Are, Tears Ensue.

8. An amazing Dad builds an incredible backyard Ninja Warrior course for his daughter.

10. Recipes I want to try: Slow Cooker Corn Chowder and Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussels Sprouts.

11. Renegade Healing with Dr. Vickie. “A modern day medicine woman for women who are in spiritual and health transitions.” A beautiful thing offered by a beautiful human.

12. Self-Doubt Is A Jerk, So You Should Stop Listening To It, wisdom from Chuck Wendig.

13. Don’t Fall For the New H&M Campaign. In what seems like related news to me, Looks Like “No Excuses” Mom, Maria Kang, Found Some Excuses.

14. The Birds of Fear from Jena Schwartz. There’s a particular magic to Jena’s writing — the detail, stuck to the present moment, tiny moments that call in the power of larger ones, reality that feels like the ordinary magic of a dream, the weaving together of multiple voices but so clearly her own.

15. Humans of New York and the Cavalier Consumption of Others. This makes me sad, because Humans of New York is one of my favorite things, and Stories is one of my “go to” gifts, a book I have given to so many people. I can’t figure out if this article means I’m stupid or confused, or if it’s just another perspective.

16. Changing Beliefs vs. Changing Ideologies (the core of the Non-Diet Approach).

17. A Letter to the Doctors and Nurses Who Cared for My Wife.

18. Why Black lives matter from Ben & Jerry.

19. 2016 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards.

20. How Libraries Save Lives. “One woman’s story of how a bookmobile transported her away from a deadly life and toward her human potential.”

21. Wisdom from Brave Girls Club,

You are a human being with a body and a mind and a soul…and all parts of us need rest just like we need food and water. It’s not a luxury…it’s not selfish. And it’s not something you can deprive yourself of day after day and week after week without becoming a tired and diluted version of yourself who has too much to do to ever do her best at ANYTHING. When you don’t stop to rest, to think, to recharge, to remember, to restore…you end up grouchy, tired, uncreative, angry, and numb to lots of life. And that’s not who you are, is it? Don’t lose yourself while you are trying to be everything to everyone. So STOP today and make a list, prioritize it, be realistic. Say no to at least three things today.

22. The Science of Meditation, another great (FREE!) offering from Shambhala Mountain Center. This is an amazing group of teachers, and the videos are available for 48 hours after their initial airing.

22. Guy offers to help strangers with anything.

23. Our future doesn’t have to be dismal. “Scientists analyzed sustainability projects around the world and identified overarching trends that can potentially help create a more sustainable future.”

24. How To Help Haiti Recover From Hurricane Matthew.

25. Female Chief Terminates 850 Child Marriages in Malawi and Sends Girls Back to School.

Something Good


1. Twitter Reveals How God Created Animals. Thanks to Eric, this might just be the best thing I’ve ever shared. My favorite, of course, is the one about dogs.

2. When to Go Out and When to Stay In, a really helpful infographic.

3. I Am From, from Jena Schwartz, who said about it, “You know those ‘I Am From’ poems kids write in elementary school? Well, I used it as a prompt and here’s what happened.” One of my favorite writing prompts.

4. The Lenny Interview: Lidia Yuknavitch. “I think if you want to write, you should write. What path or what form that takes is incredibly individual. If you’re an artist and you’re searching for forms of self-expression, you have to invent your own path. My life experiences, if you wrote them down on a list, look a little crooked, and who cares?”

5. Yes, There Is Such a Thing as an ‘Introvert’ Hangover. In related news, Introvert Hangovers Can Be Really Rough.

6. 18 Books Every White Ally Should Read.

7. Good stuff from Alexandra Franzen: If you want to be a professional writer… and Try to stay here if you can.

8. The Lenny Interview: Sarah McLachlan, in which the interviewer says, “In 2016, we’re still arguing about whether you can elevate women without hating men” and Sarah responds,

I think you can, but there’s always going to be people who feel emasculated by that. Over the past 50 or 60 years, women have gone from being barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen to CEOs of corporations and presidents of countries — which is amazing, but it’s a massive, seismic shift in culture. There’s been very little work done to help men come around to that. They have thousands of years of caveman dominance in their genes. That’s a hard shift, to go from “I’m in charge” to “Oh, I’m supposed to stay home and change diapers, and you’re going to run the company?”

I see a lot of young men who really are egalitarian, and I think that’s because mothers and fathers are teaching their children that this is how it should be. But it takes many generations for that change to penetrate. Look at Trump. Look at the bigots and the racists and the hatred that was simmering underneath the surface. He’s given them all a voice. As much as I’m horrified by Trump, it’s good that he’s done this because it’s brought everything to a boil. We need to talk about that and try and fix it.

9. Head, heart, hands, and hustle from Austin Kleon.

10. Dropping the Narrative, good advice from Seth Godin.

11. Just F*cking Journal ClassOctober 17th-22nd, with Jamie Greenwood. “6 days. 6 fresh prompts. 6 ways to reconnect with YOU.” FREE.

12. A Short Guide to Starting, if You’re Struggling from Zen Habits.

13. Why Body Image Work Hasn’t Worked from Be Nourished. “Healing body dissatisfaction/loathing is not necessarily about liking the image of your body. It’s not solely about changing the way you see your body. It is very much about turning toward and unraveling the internalized body loathing, shame and oppression that have turned your body into a thing needing to be altered and improved. This cultural stuff was never yours, though you may feel overrun by it.”

14. Mind of Autumn, a podcast from Upaya with Natalie Goldberg & Wendy Johnson. In this dharma talk, Natalie Goldberg and Wendy Johnson begin their writing retreat Mind of Autumn where they set the tone by stating, “Autumn calls us to a still and silent place, and beckons us to sit back and observe a little deeper.” During the first part of the talk, Natalie Goldberg says, “Forget everything else and become an English major.” Word.

15. The View From Here from Laurie Wagner. “I’m not standing under a chuppah, I’m not embarking on the beginning of a shared domestic life with another, but I am standing somewhere, I know it, I just haven’t begun to string the words together yet.”

16. The Secret Ingredient You Should Add to Roasted Vegetables. Tis’ the season.

17. The Undeniable Rape Culture Of Donald Trump. In related news, If you don’t vote against Donald Trump, we may all soon regret it.

18. A White Helmet Volunteer’s Emotional Rescue Of A Baby Girl.

19. Everybody Wants To Rule the World with special guests, Curt Smith and drummer Jamie Wollam.

20. 10 Photos Represent The 67% Of Women We Don’t See Enough.

21. A story from Ashley Owens. “This story is MY OWN personal experience. THIS IS NOT A PARODY, and I AM NOT AN AUTHOR.” This is what racism looks like. If this doesn’t make you angry, I don’t know what else to tell you.

22. Stay Beautiful: Ugly Truth In Beauty Magazines.

23. This House Costs Just $20,000—But It’s Nicer Than Yours.

24. Will & Grace, and Jack & Karen, Are Back With a New Scene About the 2016 Election.

25. US Navy Veteran, Al Woolum, a grandfather, took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner.

26. Yes, I’ve Gained Weight. “I’ve gained weight because it’s actually a totally normal thing bodies do and it’s absolutely none of your fucking business. If my weight in any way impacts how you see me as a person, a friend, a colleague or lover, then I would like to terminate that relationship immediately, because that is not the kind of bigoted prejudice I want in my life.”

27. A Purple Post, a new one from Mikalina.

28. Two fun October things, that have already started but it’s not too late to join: Booktoberfest, a “books and writing Instagram challenge” hosted by Jenny Bravo with daily prompts, and 10Q, “10 days, 10 questions” (you get the question, log in and answer it, and it’s sent to a “secret vault” where it waits until next year, when they send your responses back to you).

29. 10 Ways White Liberals Perpetuate Racism. In related news, The People’s Guide To Navigating Racial Awkwardness.

Something Good


1. Good stuff from Jena Schwartz: Eleven Things I Learned in Physical Therapy That Relate to Writing + Life, and Dive Into Poetry + Support Color of Change, and Silence is Violence.

2. Wisdom from Pema Chödrön,

Our patterns are well established, seductive, and comforting. Just wishing for them to be ventilated isn’t enough. Those of us who struggle with this know. Awareness is the key. Do we see the stories that we’re telling ourselves and question their validity? When we are distracted by a strong emotion, do we remember that it is our path? Can we feel the emotion and breathe it into our hearts for ourselves and everyone else? If we can remember to experiment like this even occasionally, we are training as a warrior. And when we can’t practice when distracted but know that we can’t, we are still training well. Never underestimate the power of compassionately recognizing what’s going on.

3. For White People Who Want the Racist Nightmare to End, We Must Reclaim Our Lives from Anti-Black Racism.

4. Black Lives Matter Fall 2016 Syllabus. What a great set of resources!

5. Widespread confusion about what it takes to be strong, wisdom from Seth Godin.

6. It Is Art That Will Help Us Survive from Terrible Minds. More good stuff from Chuck Wendig at Terrible Minds: Yes, Virginia, Writing Is Too A Job, and Here’s How To Finish That Fucking Book, You Monster, and What Fiction Can Do For The Writer And Reader.

7. Some great ideas for education: A Matter of Death and Life, (“High school seniors at The Harley School in Rochester, New York, have the option of taking a class called “hospice.” Most who sign up for it don’t know what they’re in for, but none of them forget the experience when it’s over”), and This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning.

8. I sure needed this message from Brave Girls this week:

You are doing such good things, such beautiful, wonderful, and important things. Do not feel bad that you have limitations and cannot do everything you want to do, or that you make mistakes that set you back or decisions that aren’t all that you hoped they would be. You are doing enough. YOU ARE ENOUGH. You are just right, and you are doing your best. When you have done all that you can do, let yourself BREATHE. And remember that rest, relaxing, and solitude are just as important as all of the other incredible things you do with your life. You are such a gift to the world. Take good care of you. You are loved.

9. An Open Letter from a Black Man to His White Family in a Moment of Violence.

10. The Difficult Art of Self-Compassion on Brain Pickings.

11. Every woman deserves access to pads and tampons.

12. Why We Need To Talk About High-Functioning Depression. *sigh*

13. This eighth grader just nailed how white people should discuss white privilege.

14. Student protest. Band kids taking a knee, peacefully protesting.

15. ‘Saddest-photo’ couple reunited after being forced apart.

16. A comic explains the screwed-up reason people complimented this girl for being sick.

17. Mary Karr On Writing Memoirs: ‘No Doubt I’ve Gotten A Million Things Wrong.’ “Karr discusses the faults of memory, the challenges of writing about loved ones and the pain of deleting pages because ‘there was something untrue about them.'”

18. Injustice Boycott. Starting December 5th. I’m in. In related news, It’s time for serious nationwide economic boycotts to end police brutality and racial injustice in America.

19. 23 Books By Latinos That Might Just Change Your Life. I couldn’t live long enough to finish my reading list, but I’m going to keep trying anyway.

20. Family cleans house, finds pet tortoise missing since 1982. **Spoiler alert!** She was alive!

21. Is this the president we want for our daughters? No, no, no, no, no, and no.

22. This is Why We Say Black Lives Matter. “Congresswoman Nina Turner just said it ALL.”

23. Recipes I want to try: Cheese Potato Pancakes, and One-Pan Salmon 4 Ways, and Easy One-Pan Pork Tenderloin Dinner, and roasted tomato soup with broiled cheddar, and if none of those work out, maybe I’ll just try this Fast & Easy Dinner Recipe.

24. Why Dieting Can Rarely (If Ever) Be Body Positive.

25. Trevor Noah: ‘It Seems Extremely Easy To Get Shot By Police In America.’

26. What It Feels Like To Be Black When Police Kill. This video motivated me to do something almost more than anything else. In related news, 25 ways you could be killed for being black in America.

27. This is Why We Vote, a campaign to mobilize young voters to show up in huge numbers this fall. So good.

28. Alicia Keys – Break These Walls.

29. FX’s ‘Atlanta’ breaks viewing records. Is diverse TV here to stay? I hope so, because this is one of my new favorite shows (it just got picked up for a second season).

30. N.J. woman uses couponing to try and feed 30,000 people in need.

31. Meet the toy smuggler of Aleppo. He lives in Finland and risks his life to bring joy to Syrian kids.

32. To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind In Life. This is one of those I need to print out and read to myself every morning until I really get it. I tried to pick out a quote to share, but there’s just too much good stuff.

33. Franchesca “Chescaleigh” Ramsey squashes the 4 responses you’ll probably hear when talking about Black Lives Matter. This.

Something Good

End of summer berries

End of summer berries

1. What Is Weight-Neutral Workplace Wellness and Why Should we Consider it? “The literature on weight, weight loss, and the relationship between weight and health indicates that the weight-focused approach to health does more harm than good.” Word. In related news, Women: Stop apologizing for eating.

2. Recipes I’d like to try: zucchini, tomato and rice gratin (gratins are my new favorite way to use up a lot of veggies at once), Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, Easy Oven Baked Spicy Chicken Tacos (you had me at “easy”), The Best Oven-Fried Chicken Recipes You’ll Ever Make, Takeout-Style Sesame Noodles, takeout-style sesame noodles with cucumber, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Brown Rice Crispy Treats.

3. Beacon Food Forest Permaculture Project, one of the best ideas EVER. “The goal of the Beacon Food Forest is to design, plant and grow an edible urban forest garden that inspires our community to gather together, grow our own food and rehabilitate our local ecos.”

4. Remember from Patti Digh. In related news, What Do You Do On A Day Like This?

5. Heartwarming moment girl asks her stepdad to adopt her on his birthday. I’ve watched this so many times.

6. Tim Gunn: Designers refuse to make clothes to fit American women. It’s a disgrace.. In related news, Tim Gunn’s Plus Size Mistake.

7. Leon Bridges Tiny Desk Concert. “Take Me to Your River” is especially amazing.

8. The Robin Hood Army is ending food waste and feeding the hungry.

9. Stanford Professor Puts His Entire Digital Photography Course Online for Free. So cool.

10. Your High-Intensity Feelings May Be Tiring You Out.

11. Marijuana is literally saving the lives of our veterans.

12. How Was Burning Man? “A guy who just got back from Burning Man struggles mightily to explain what Burning Man was like to a loser who’s never been to Burning Man.” Hilarious.

13. Deaht is Actually Very Funny: a Last Conversation with Poet Max Ritvo.

14. I walked out of the Brisbane Writers Festival Keynote Address. This is why. This is so important.

15. Wisdom from Seth Godin, “Just because it’s dark it doesn’t mean we’re underground. It often means that no one has bothered to turn on any lights.”

16. Things I Didn’t Buy.

17. An Open Letter to that Lady who has All the Answers to #NoDAPL.

18. The One Thing You Need Less of Right Now (your life depends on it). In related news, 7 Small Habits That Will Steal Your Happiness.

19. Bigger, Better, Different. “We can’t always see what’s working, just as we can’t always see what’s not working. We can only keep showing up and paying attention.” A beautiful post by Jena Schwartz.

Something Good

Lone Pine Trail, by Eric and Prisma

Lone Pine Trail, by Eric and Prisma

1. Brave Blogging with Andrea Scher, starts today! What I’ve always loved most about what Andrea offers is she creates things out of the place she is living, and because of that it’s real, covered in dirt and honey. This is another one of those things.

2. What “Rape Culture” Means, a very helpful infographic.

3. Mother is “a million times happier” after going from size eight to 18, a different kind of “before and after.” I totally relate to this story. I’d rather be fat and sane than ever go back to those dark days. In related news, 9 Disordered Eating Practices You Thought Were Normal.

4. “Sow Much Good.” Robins Emmons believes in people over profits, giving back with her organic farm that provides fresh, affordable food to low-income communities.

5. Weird jobs: the People Walker. This man doesn’t walk dogs… he walks people.

6. Recipes I’d like to try: Cheesy Zucchini Rice, and Zucchini Tots, and Peach Margarita Cooler, and Chicken Shawarma, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Apples, and No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter & Oatmeal Cookies. In related news, Are Viral Recipes Ruining Cooking?

7. Aimed at Zika Mosquitoes, Spray Kills Millions of Honeybees. Nope. Just no.

8. Donald Glover hired an entirely black writers’ room for his new tv show. I can’t wait for this show. It looks amazing.

9. Sometimes you just have to put it out there from one of my favorite bloggers, writers, humans.

10. 23- Year Old Male Babysitter Will Only Get 30 Days For Molesting 8-Year Old Boy; Judge Says Prison Will Be Too Hard On Him, He’s Just A Boy. I thought for sure this was a joke, an article from The Onion, but no. WTF?!

11. Hundreds of thousands of immigrants are getting in citizenship lines to take down Donald J. Trump.

12. How to Race Bait from Matthew Cooke.

13. These Are The Fearless LGBTQ Youth Who Live In Jamaica’s Sewers.

14. Hello Humans, a blog project from Anne Lamott’s son Sam.

15. Everything You Need to Know to Become a Certified Yoga Instructor.

16. Your Career Homecoming Challenge hosted by Laura Simms, “a one week community challenge that will energize your workweek, connect you with others, and enter you to win great prizes.” I did it last year and it was really helpful.

17. This Veteran Just Shared An Argument-Ending Defense Of Colin Kaepernick. It’s totally worth it to take the time and read the whole thing.

18. Trans men describe their experiences with male privilege.

19. Mike Birbiglia’s 6 Tips for Making It Small in Hollywood. Or Anywhere. This is so good. “Sometimes people say, ‘One thing you have to offer in your work is yourself.’ I disagree. I think it’s the only thing.” I’m going to see his new movie this afternoon. Can’t wait.

20. Graduating and Looking for Your Passion? Just Be Patient. Really good advice.

21. Miracle Messages. A project that lets homeless people record video messages to long-lost relatives, and it’s getting them off the streets.

22. Religish Rituals: A Former Pastor Explains Why Tarot is A-Okay.

23. ‘Holy Hell’ Review: Will Allen Spent 20 Years In a Cult and All He Got Was This Documentary. Watched this yesterday. It was really good, really interesting.

24. Justifiable, wisdom from Seth Godin.

25. Self-Help List from Zen Habits.