We’re just hours away from the first big Roxanne journey! Much more to come on that, but in the meantime… a bunch of links! Here are some things I enjoyed reading in the last week or so.
Obama’s most unusual legacy? Being a good dad. (Washington Post)
A great post-Father’s Day read. Gonna miss this guy.
Stop. Using. Periods. Period. (Washington Post)
Must be a generational thing, or PTSD from having 12 hours a week of copy editing class in undergrad. But I’ll keep texting and IMing in complete sentences, thank you.
The Second Amendment Hoax (Slate)
Dahlia Lithwick delivers a strong legal and political analysis, as usual. I’m especially interested in this one because I’ve often wondered how the NRA got so powerful as opposed to, say, animal-advocacy groups. Also, I was staffing the DC mayor and attorney general during the Heller gun-control case’s trip through the Supreme Court.
Consent: It’s as simple as tea (Thames Valley Police)
One of the best (and most British) government-created videos I’ve seen. In the wake of the Stanford case, and as a male who is raising a daughter yet hasn’t been on a first date himself in 20 years, I’m keeping a close eye on the changing discourse over consent.
The Art of Being Easily Fascinated (Becoming Minimalist)
The Death of Thinking (Alex Mitchell, via Medium)
The last two links are about the tricks our minds can play on us in our distracted digital times. Keep it simple, be grateful, watch and learn.
Enjoy the rest of the week!