meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in

  • What if we were as serious about ending violence as ending the pandemic? (The Globe and Mail)
  • While I do appreciate the white people who marched beside me, yelling that Black lives did indeed matter, I worry that some of them went home, placed their handwritten signs down, and will never pick them up again, except to place them in the trash. I worry that white customers ordered these books and simply thought “I did a good deed today,” and rolled over to sleep.About That Wave of Anti-Racist Bestsellers Over the Summer… (Lit Hub)
  • An oversized DIY wreath made with pool noodles! (A Beautiful Mess)
  • And the COLOR(S) OF THE YEAR 2021 are… (design\milk)
  • Though this tree puts the blue in blue spruce, it is trying its best and I think that’s brave. I also think this crestfallen conifer is the closest thing we’re going to get to sexy this year. I mean, look around you. This is the year that grey sweatpants season lasted nine months yet none of us were outside to see it. We spent all of election week thirst-tweeting about a pair of GAP khakis. We’re spiraling! – Actually, People’s Sexiest Man Alive Is The Depressed Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree (Elle)
  • But in all seriousness, I have been campaigning for this victory for over a decade. I believed, just like Coach Taylor believed.
  • “Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” plus 32 more Things I Stole From People Smarter Than Me (Forge)
  • Feel Good Friday: A Newsletter Proposal, in Six Words (NYT)
  • What would be in your museum of smells? For me, the jewelry box in my grandmother’s bedroom and my poppy’s pipe (NYT)
  • A remote town in Italy has only two residents but the elderly pair still wear face masks and social distance (Insider)
  • So I bought a Nintendo Switch—ostensibly as a reward for Sylvie’s stellar academic performance, but also because I wanted the Xbox all to myself. – ‘Wait, Sylvie’s Dad Plays?!’ The Joy of Fortnite Parenting: I picked up the controller to keep tabs on my fifth-grader. What I got was a window into her world—and a lesson in 21st-century fatherhood. (Wired)
  • And finally, can you name just one reason why you’re happy today? (Instagram)

Until we meet again, xo


My two favourite 2020 holiday ads: …instead of wars we will have dance floors and I think to myself, that’s a pretty cool world.

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