with eyes open wide
Sorry for the long absence last month. My daughter is almost 3 months old and I can’t help but want to spend as much precious time with her as possible… they are only this tiny once!
Hope you are all well and enjoying a beautiful summer. Enjoy these posts I had saved up from last month…
A TED Fellow’s documentary investigates whale hunting in the Faroe Islands (TED Blog) – This was an interesting interview to read, because TED Fellow Ed Ou talks a lot about the ancient culture of whale hunting that he learned about from the island’s inhabitants. It reminds me of sea turtle hunting in the indigenous coastal community that I lived in in Panamá.
The Moral Bucket List (NY Times) – This was a pretty popular read last month and I didn’t get a chance to share it until now. It’s something we all know we should focus on, but the day-to-day grind makes it impossible to put first. So here’s yet another reminder of why you should quit your job and go on a sabbatical to “find yourself,” or at least to start being nicer to everyone.
Women and Girls Who Escaped ISIS Describe Systematic Rape and Forced Marriage (MAKERS) – This is not the sort of thing that I like to read, but this article was so raw and honest, I couldn’t stop. Now I’m sharing it with you so that you are aware of the horrible situation in Iraq right now. God I hope there will be an end to this one day.
Dozens of Dinosaur Eggs Discovered in China (Huff Post) – Say what?! What’s even better is that this town is known for dinosaur eggs because of the red sandstone formations underground. I’m sorry but how do they know that these are dinosaur eggs? I want more proof.
Botswana (Nowhere) – This long prose is an incredible story of a journey through the Makgadikgadi, Botswana’s saltpan in the Kalahari Desert. Enthralling story, which I highly recommend.
Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen (TED Talk) – Such a fun school!