Equally optimistic and concerned, the longtime television news anchor — now a Facebook phenomenon — has written a book that doesn’t hide his love of country.
Editor’s Note: I’ve followed Dan on Facebook and Twitter over the past year, and he speaks truly, openly, and in defense of an America and American values I believe are core to our nation’s history, traditions, and democracy. Worth a listen to his views, if you get the chance…
Source: Dan Rather, An Unlikely Essayist, On ‘What Unites Us’
Editor’s Note: Thoughtful essay, ideas to ponder…
How can you go about finding ‘who you really are’ if the whole idea of the one true self is a big fabrication?
Source: Why the coming-of-age narrative is a conformist lie | Aeon Essays
He’s been debunked again and again—and yet we still can’t give him up.
Source: Why Freud Survives | The New Yorker
The great evil of American slavery wasn’t involuntary servitude, says public-interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson. It was the ideology of white supremacy used to justify it — and it’s an ugly part…
Source: This is the conversation about race that we need to have now |
Clare Kelley practices “forest bathing” along the edge of an urban forest on Roosevelt Island, in the middle of the Potomac River. In contrast to hiking, forest bathing is less directed, melding mindfulness and nature immersion to improve health. Allison Aubrey/NPR
If hiking is about a destination, forest bathing is about an immersion of the senses into the natural world. It’s a wellness trend, and studies suggest several health benefits.
Source: Forest Bathing Melds Nature With Mindfulness To Improve Health : Shots – Health News : NPR
North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway There is no lack of breathtaking vistas along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. Near Asheville, the 450-mile stretch connects the Shenandoah with the Great Smoky Mountains.(Photo: jaredkay, Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The parkway carves a path of stunning beauty through the southern Appalachian Mountains.
Source: Blue Ridge Parkway: A nearly 469-mile photo op
Trumbull, John: Declaration of Independence Declaration of Independence, oil on canvas by John Trumbull, 1818; in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda, Washington, D.C. Architect of the Capitol
Source: Declaration of Independence | United States history | Britannica.com
Calvin, the Martian creature at the center of Daniel Espinosa’s new sci-fi horror film, Life, lives happily enough on the International Space Station, doted upon by six loving astronauts. An unprom…
Source: Nihilism or Wonder? On the Evolution of the Alien Story | Literary Hub
Nature photographer Morgan Lee Alain has logged thousands of miles shooting the West’s untouched wilderness. Her travel companion? A husky-wolf mix named Luna
Source: A Photographer’s Tips on Traveling with Your Husky Dog – Sunset