“Wait a second,” Garcia-Navarro replied. “Are you telling me that the open-plan concept, which we are all prisoner to, is because dudes like to watch HGTV and sledgehammers?”
I'm not sure this was written to be funny, I laughed. It's interesting to me where these trends and cultural things pop up, like how reality tv was born out of a writers strike in LA leaving producers desperate to fill airtime without writers.
I'm curious how many people have made informed conclusions that they have been symptomatic but haven't been tested or really ill. I was talking to Canadian friends who said many of their friends were testing positive but barely ill, makes me v curious how widespread it really is.
well, that was horrific. I can't imagine having children in the house during this, what a nightmare.
I keep wanting less screens lately, for me watching your drunk friends talk over themselves on zoom is only amusing for 5-10 minutes.... I actually thought now was the perfect time to delete FB/Insta after realizing that letting my time on social accounts creep up right now would be a huge waste of time i could use to lean into more valuable endeavors. The friends who call, email or Facetime me have shown which humans i really want to invest time in.
Surely some of these folks have abandoned notebooks, sewing projects, tangled knitting, musical instruments, and woodworking things they can tinker with. (It's my turn to be the contrarian on this one I guess) Marrying up to your screens feels like a cop-out.
Stellar, this is a perfect manifesto for getting the most out of what we're in. The best thing anyone can be right now is agile and adaptable. Make the best of what we're served, it's not like there's an option "b" at the mo.
This is fun, and hits close to home. My mother grew up near there and was a Saltwater Cowboy (cowgirl?) many years ago. I've been to the museum and most of what I remember is that horse Misty was extremely overstuffed--humorously so.
Sent the article to my mother, the OG Saltwater Cowgirl and I'm looking forward to her response. I think she'll hate it tbh. Farm girls didn't have a choice, it wasn't penis envy it was just what they did.
I'd say the reach for power isn't a stretch though. And really, the line between sex and power is rather thin. This was a bit Freudian for my taste, but fun all around.
This is fascinating, "History of Violence" was in a stack of celebrated books by queer authors I picked up last year and one of the few I have yet to crack open. This is a heart-wrenching piece, rather melancholy but v eye-opening
I had been hoping to get the rest of this story after hearing about the push to release more inmates. An interesting look at what the other side looks like for those people in the unique position of returning to the world right now.
Such hedonism. Much wow. I'm not sure I'm sold on this one, although yes the envy rant was lovely, but perhaps I know too many people like this who think they're one ayuahasca trip away from saving the world or reaching nirvana.
Big fan of this writer, AHP's newsletters is one of the few I never miss.
She said in her newsletter today that:
I was trying to get at the larger story of how the privilege to “escape” cities is going to ravage rural communities, and was assisted mightily by several rural studies scholars who’ve been working and analyzing and writing about these issues for years.
I think she nailed it.
It's not a pretty conclusion "Wealth is the vector" (annnnd now I have Motorhead's "Eat The Rich" in my head) but relatively sound logic.
Plus, heartbreaking...as the rich jet off to hide in their 2nd (or 3rd) homes, the dwindling middle class are stuck at home with their kids and the lower income sect is stuck on the front lines in shipping warehouses, grocery stores etc...taking the brunt of the risk.
Living in a seasonal resort type town can be tough enough, I've done it many times and always struggled to watch visitors treat the city like a playground (and often trash it) and not a place to cherish or care for. I can't imagine the stress of living in a small, seasonal town with 1 ventilator and 2 ICU beds and watching people from heavily infected areas flood into your town for a charming rural "vacation quarantine" away from it all. Eek.
I am so glad I read this. It was a fist pumper for sure, what a beautiful way to tie in all the "criticizing capitalists for doing capitalism" pieces I've seen lately. I have admittedly lamented out loud the insanity of love-hating a brand...the brand is so good I can't not love it but...I don't want to.
Years ago, after Rana factory collapsed, I lost my lust for most brands in the apparel world. It's trickling down ever further...
I'm going to have to Tony the Tiger this because it was grrrrrrreat.
I've been on a philosophy kick lately, I think some sort of grasping for models to better understand the world around me and better refine my values...idk, something like that. This definitely beefed up my reading wishlist with some more classics.
the Internet is basically a supercharged, everyday reminder of the presence of Self and Other.
I feel this a lot, the above. How when you try to be present and in the moment and conscious the web, mostly social, really gets in the way. It kicks on your sense of self so strongly, I've defo lost time to that mindset and am becoming less and less tolerant of it by the day...hmm
SO good, a nice dose of sanity and actionable musing on mindfulness and staying presence to deal with all the wackiness. Total win.
There's a million snackable little nuggets of wisdom in here but rather than pull those out I'll leave you with the TLDR below and an encouragement to dive into this one.
During the global pandemic, a palpable sense of collective grief has emerged. Grief expert David Kessler says that grief is actually multiple feelings that we must manage. In an interview with HBR, he explains how the classic five stages of grief (denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, acceptance) apply today, and the practical steps we can take to manage the anxiety.
I love this, it's weaving together these CTAs for sustainable & regenerative design and business models for public health & the planet with some of the foundational tenets of placemaking and space activation for community building. So into seeing these concepts woven together so neatly.
I never know how to feel about Tristan's articles. Half of me wants to scoff at him for asking billion dollar companies to change their ways in lieu of a focus on personal responsibility...
...then the other half of me thinks of people like Joey from the article of the guy who had C19 and thinks it's overblown (the waffle house, not the waffle house) and I pause and wonder if maybe some people DO need intervention on their social media channel of choice to help them get better sources. Agggh, Tristan staaahhhp making your savior complex contagious 🤦🏻♀️ Not trying to turn into Netanyahu over here.
I am conflicted.
At this point I only get my info from the John Hopkins daily update and explore think-pieces from Readup and seem to be better informed than most of my network. HBU?
Maybe I'm a little slow to connect the dots but...aren't we often plagued by a n95 mask shortage?
I remember when the fire(s) [camp fire maybe? I don't remember which one] got really bad a year or two ago in the bay you were hard pressed to find an n95 anywhere in IRL stores or online, most of my burner friends were digging into their costume stash to find old ones since they were sold out in stores...that makes me wonder if perhaps this article could have been researched a bit deeper.
I am gutted these healthcare professionals are putting their health on the line and having to reuse masks, but why does it feel like we're never prepared for respiratory threats?
If y'all find a good article out there about how we seem to be better prepared for an A-bomb attack than a threat to our lungs, lemme know...I'm curious about this
Interesting comparison with the hardship of the dustbowl to what could come down the line.
I am personally very fortunate and removed from a lot of the hardship but know tons of people who have lost work already and my state is almost #1 in unemployment filings now thanks to all the tourism.
The most compelling in here was this:
The only good news lies in the fact that at about the same time that the NYSE was hitting its first circuit breaker, other leaders around the country came to understand that waiting on the White House would lead to even more deaths.
I like the idea that we are waking up to being less dependent on Washington, wouldn't mind it going a step further and really seeing people lean into their local govs and individual authority.
Most IoT appliances are still stupid expensive for the average person.
Fixed it for you: Most IoT appliances are stupid.
Ok, maybe too sassy but do I really need a fridge that yells at me to buy milk or a toothbrush with bluetooth? I'd far prefer an item built to last over a lightbulb I can control with my phone. In fact....I prefer the items in my life to help me avoid being on my phone.
I stopped having a TV in my house years ago and it was the best idea I've had, if I want to watch a movie I set up a (very analog) projector and make an evening of it, really helps me be conscious about my use and how plugged in i am to screens.
I saw this subscription model laid out far better in This Could Be Our Future by Yancy Strickler and in the world of the circular economy. I would be far more willing to invest in subscription or ongoing payments to a company if they built their products to last and allowed me to repair and improve it as it aged rather than strong arming me thru planned obsolescence to upgrade.
hadn't even thought of people in detention centers. Scary, fascinating, interesting...I've hit the point of morbid fascination with how this is playing out and a curiosity of how this will change our society in the long run, for better or worse.
Adding this to the list of people whose experience I can't imagine but can totally emphasize with...prisoners and pregnant ladies with a nearby due date.
This is much needed, time to stop enforcing more of the same and think bigger. This is a huge disruption that will let us really shake things up for the better, if we choose to. I'd hate to see us fall right back to "business as usual" after this.
Some issues seem a bit overblown (sorry you're a front desk worker and had to wash dishes? wo-Man up) but others are genuinely concerning, like the tokenization of their employees to front inclusivity. What a mess!
I'd been wondering how this would shape up after the guy in Wash sued. The end of an era, looks like the wing is getting its wings clipped.
This is fantastic, a deeper look at this iconoclast of a founder and a hint of his personality and position. He's something else, that's for sure. And while I tend to err on the side of those who claim Facebook is doing quite a bit of harm, there is a lot of good in the connectivity. I can't imagine the mindset it takes to carry on as he does.
Chilling, but each step is plausible. I feel like this sort of storytelling is timely given so many people dragging their feet on self-quarantine and going about business as usual. Unprecedented times.