My past week has been filled with thoughtful and impactful reads around the internet. Here’s a few:
Don’t miss this 3-part series on rising from poverty in the Star Tribune.
Parker Palmer’s moving essay: On the Brink of Everything.
From an interview with jounalist Dan Rather about his unexpected success on Facebook at age 85: “I want to be a great journalist. That’s what I set out to do. That is my North Star. It’s true, I’ve been a lot of places and done a lot of things. But I’m still trying, still fighting, still striving to be a great reporter. I know in my heart of hearts that I’ve never been as good as I ought to be, or as good as I should’ve been. But that’s what drives me: trying to be a great journalist. One of the reasons I got into journalism was that I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself. I wanted to contribute in some small, wee, microscopic way. Fortunately, I still have my health—who knows for how long—because I still want to contribute. I want the work to matter.”
Anne Lamott’s lovely piece on Facebook from last week.
I appreciated this NYT article about the role of reading in President Obama’s life and work.
I participated in Laura Vanderkam’s 7-day time tracking challenge last week. It was enlightening and I plan to continue, though her daily life logs are a bit busier than mine! I find reminders that time passes–whether we choose to fill it or not–helpful as I sometimes need a little push to make plans and get out of the house. It’s interesting moving from the baby years–when everything centers around home–to the elementary years filled with activities. Yet I see the value of having busy, tired kids…
More than 250,000 civil rights supporters in Washington.