Hello, friend. You hanging in there? If I’m honest, I’ve been too stunned and saddened by recent current events to write. Alton Sterling. Filando Castile. Dallas. Why does it seem like every day lately gives us new violence and injustice?
Our hope in such seeming hopelessness is action. What that action is will take time, reflection, and intentionality. When I can gather some of my own thoughts, I’ll write more about it to create a space for dialogue.
Some other things worthy of consideration from this week, and a few lighthearted ones to help with the emotional and empathy fatigue:
This June was the hottest June the US has ever had.
Here’s a great little video on how North America got its shape.
Google’s self-driving cars can now understand hand signals. Automated vehicles require a lot of nuance (because driving is nuanced, obviously).
Faced with a choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, many Americans wish there was a third choice. We need more than two political parties in the United States, and this election has brought that to the fore.
This young man is bound for great musical things.
Another reminder about democracy and the middle class in an age of automation. If we don’t act now, it’s not going to turn out well.
Why are salt and pepper on every dinner table?
Have a great, safe week.