Last week I signed up to a new newsletter called The Wak Up, run by Sally Rumble who has been educating herself on race relations, racial justice, white supremacy, and privilege in America over the past eight years.
She is sharing what’s she’s learned and guiding us through this difficult and confusing time. Please do yourself a favor and sign up for The Wake Up Newsletter.
My heart is bleeding over this morally corrupt administration and recent developments in Charlottesville. I am grateful for Sally’s guidance in understanding what actions I can take.
I am writing this while vacationing in Switzerland. It’s surreal to follow what’s happening in the US from afar. My heart hurts.
“I have never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting tired of their own bullshit.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert
I am off to the Swiss Alps today! Posts might be lighter than usual during the next two weeks. But don’t you worry, I’ll be back refreshed early September! Dig into my archives to find some old gems by clicking on “Show Category Filters” above. Happy Summer everyone!
“When you need encouragement, think of the qualities the people around you have: this one’s energy, that one’s modesty, another’s generosity, and so on. Nothing is as encouraging as when virtues are visibly embodied in the people around us, when we’re practically showered with them. It’s good to keep this in mind.”
— Marcus Aurelius
I have daily conversations with friends and peers about how much we all dislike the algorithms on Twitter and Facebook. I have yet to find someone who argues that these changes improved the experience. As someone who creates digital products myself, I am heartbroken how Algorithmic Engagement is now ruling our online experience. Call me idealistic, but I don’t think every decision should be driven by the bottom line. Here’s an idea: Respect User > Profits.
This article on the topic is quite sobering: This Is How Your Fear and Outrage Are Being Sold for Profit, by Tobias Rose-Stockwell
We always say you shouldn’t play with food but these art installations by Sakir Gökçebag are stunning.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson