I’ve seen all different versions lately, a yellow line for emts I think? A red line for the fire department. I feel like it conveys the message that ‘we have each other’s backs more than anything else.’ And that’s a weird message from a public servant.
I really cannot get over this curfew. Of all the changes that have been enacted in this city that I call home over the past two months, this is the most unjust. People are being beaten and arrested for exercising their constitutional right to protest. Glad to hear district attorneys are refusing to prosecute but all the more proof of how senseless an order this is. They simply don’t have the energy or skill to effectively patrol 24hrs a day. That’s what they’re supposed to be good at.. allowing lawful things to happen at any hour of the day/night.. they’re continuing to come up with new ways to prove their ineptitude.
At the very least he has admitted that he has mismanaged large amounts of donations in the past. He should stop trying to start new projects himself and instead encourage his millions of followers to donate to organizations that have a better history of using funds in a more immediately beneficial way.
I had to re-read it after reading all the comments. I found it really interesting as a long time vegan who owns & operates a couple vegan businesses. I really rarely find veg-minded-media that I enjoy & feel comfortable sharing. I hate the shame & extremity that so many authors & creators employ to try to get their message across. I’ve encountered people interested in vegan food but afraid of being judged for not following a strict edict. I would enthusiastically tell them that thinking about what you’re eating & not being afraid of vegan food is all I ever hope for anyone, and my reading of this article was mostly that!
I’ve known so many people who have decided to refuse to consider any change in diet. Maybe because they’ve been exhausted by so many who lecture & shame that it’s become necessary to be on the defensive. I understand that whole heartedly. I feel like this author was trying to speak to those people directly. And maybe the fact-praising is problematic as Jeff’s car analogy pointed out but I feel this is also out of frustration in trying to appeal to those who have become so turned off to the conversation. My understanding was more like using facts about the negative impacts of car travel to try to help people consider incorporating alternatives. Like as if there was a war going on between drivers and bike riders where the bike riders were so incessantly preachy that some drivers decided they’re never going to go anywhere not in a car. I think the call to action is not to eliminate it altogether but almost to undo some of the damage caused by animal rights zealots who have caused some meat eaters to stop listening to anything on the subject, and even strengthening the ties to diet & identity on both sides. I read this as an attempt to inject some rationale into a dialog that has gone from personal & nuanced to vindictive.
Loling now realizing that this article clearly still came off as preachy & off-putting to some.. I guess the main difference for me was the repeated phrase of rethinking eating meat regularly, and the focus on factory farms, not eliminating meat consumption all together.
I loved the Ariel Pink song Baby and really always wished there was more like it somewhere. I took a yoga class on Zoom yesterday and listened to a Spotify playlist one of my favorite teachers had made for a past class. When the playlist ended it turned into a “radio station” based on that playlist. A song came on and I asked my husband to see who it was. He said ‘wow wait until you see the cover.’ We listened to the whole thing on a joy ride today and I am so obsessed. I cannot believe this back story.
Really interesting. Seems like the Barks versions are more similar to cover songs than translations. It’s embarrassing to be attributing quotes to a historical figure that are twice digested. The end product is beautiful and clearly hugely popular and significant but should maybe more correctly be attributed to Barks as inspired by Rumi. That way a reader could delve more deeply into the real Rumi if they felt so inclined, tracing back through the interpretations to create a more full understanding.
A lot of esoteric music references that may not resonate with everyone but a pretty fun exploration into the origin of the term “punisher” which in my understanding was not necessarily related to being in a band but most commonly used to describe someone who is more inebriated than you trapping you in a conversation where they really could just be talking to a wall. Cocaine is punisher fuel.
So important to shut down and call out any discriminatory talk about this pandemic. This is so heartbreaking. All of my Asian friends in NYC are terrified right now and we are such a diverse city. I can’t imagine how much scarier it might be in places where there is less diversity. Please tell your family and friends all over the country this is not okay.
Not sure how I feel about them including the gun buying tidbit in this article, especially the mention of the controversial AR-15.. I feel like it takes away from the focus which is that there are racist attacks going on in our country and we should all be doing our part to make ourselves aware and become outspoken allies to Asians everywhere