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Weekend Reading | Saturday, April 9, 2022

Featured Articles: Good Writing From Around The Web

The Flood of ’72: Fifty Years Later Podcast

Trauma begets recollections of trauma. When I was 7 months old, a flood destroyed much of my hometown, Rapid City, SD, killing 238 people. My dad, working for the local power company, discovered many bodies. The stories started coming out as we were beginning to live with my brother’s drowning. The Rapid City Public Library has a 50th anniversary memorial podcast.

Being Present

Staying present (vs. the “need” for the small hit of dopamine from checking our phone) has never been this difficult. The practice of being present has never been more important.

Mary Oliver: “I Got Saved by the Beauty of The World”

I am a big fan of Mary Oliver’s poetry and a fan of the On Being Project… but I had missed this episode. As the title page suggests, it was nourishing.

The Last Time

Engage deeply. It may never happen again.

The Current Thing

Elon Musk’s “I Support the Current Thing” tweet was deservedly panned. But, it also inspired some interesting pieces by thoughtful people:
General: https://stratechery.com/2022/the-current-thing/
Financial: https://www.notboring.co/p/the-current-financial-thing


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Always reading, always learning, Jonathan hand-selects these articles for readers each week. To view Jonathan’s curated articles from previous weeks, CLICK HERE.

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