We’re off on another Roxanne adventure! We’ll have at least one post from the road on Sunday, maybe more. In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been reading in the past few weeks.
Call this Bunch of Links edition “Roads, the President and Privilege.”
The past few weeks have been tough to witness. Continued police shootings of unarmed black men. Retaliation shootings of police. The angry, poorly-staged spectacle of fearmongering in Cleveland. A country divided.
Negative Proof (Medium)
A History of White Delusion (New York Times)
Whatever happens in November, I still miss this guy and his seven almonds already:
Obama After Dark: The Precious Hours Alone (New York Times)
Read President Obama’s Speech From the Dallas Memorial Service (TIME)
Been thinking about the last time a major party nominated a presidential candidate with no experience in elected office. It was 64 years ago, it was Eisenhower, and he went on to do impressive things. The Interstate Highway system divided cities along racial lines, encouraged sprawl and led to massive carbon emissions. But there’s no doubt it changed the face of our nation.
The Epic Road Trip That Inspired the Interstate Highway System (history.com)
One of America’s most famous highways is about to become an awesome science experiment (Upworthy)
Meanwhile, as I continue to explore reducing my footprint in life to focus on the essentials, I’m reminded that doing so can be considered an act of privilege.
3 Reasons Memories Are Better Than Things (No Sidebar)
A Simple Declutter Habit: Leave No Trace (Zen Habits)
The Class Politics of Decluttering (New York Times)
Plus, a bonus short film with all the feels…