10 Things and a Video I Liked Enough to Show You: 27 August – 2 September 2016

I am easily amused, so please enjoy these guinea pigs discussing pumpkin spiced lattes.

  1. Here's an important PSA for you, because drowning doesn't look like many of us think it does.
  2. Franchesca Ramsey made a misstep when she used the Holocaust as a rhetorical device, but did a fantastic job of acknowledging and confirming it.
  3. On Being with Krista Tippett's podcast episode with Joanna Macy gives me a dose of hope about positive change in the world, and so I'm passing it on to you.
  4. "CBC Docs: Short Docs is looking for emerging Indigenous storytellers to submit pitches for multi-platform documentaries". If you qualify, apply!
  5. The app Nextdoor reduced racist posts by 75%. This kind of thing makes me hopeful.
  6. My tweet to Shannon Purser, the actor who played Barb in "Stranger Things", made it into an Upworthy article.
  7. "If you can’t be a human being in public, you take it to a private place…" Black health matters.
  8. If you've given Facebook your phone number (or have downloaded the app, for that matter), here's how Facebook can mess with your privacy in public, and you might not know it's happening.
  9. Ever wonder why executives of large companies never seem to suffer the consequences of their companies' crimes? There is a "private, global super court"!
  10. The aliens might be talking!