- EZ1969commented9 months ago
Brave and unflinching.
This was an excellent perspective to read. I’m definitely among the Bitcoin uneducated.
I am so excited about this project. It’s completely audacious. I can’t wIt to see what images we get.
Really enjoyed this. Big dreams, the sea and a boat. What could go wrong?
I thoroughly enjoyed this even though the only word I understood in it was fuck.
I found this so beautiful. A woman who wrote about place and found herself. I’d love to know more about her.
No matter what your beliefs are, anything that makes someone with cancer feel worse or responsible for their sickness is out. Cancer is a rapacious monster. I am in support of anything that makes an individual patient feel better.
Amen to this. Just. Stay, Away.
Great view of how we exit this.
I think this is just beautiful. A reminder that the map is just that. I love this perspective.
- EZ1969scouted1 year ago
I have had a good deal of experience with women in power, mainly white women. And it has often been disappointing. Judges, CEOs, lawyers, bankers. I see among them an identification with the aggressor that creates exactly these kinds of situations. I hope we can move past that. Become better humans. I know how hard it is to work in a traditionally male-dominated field, but mimicking what we stereotypically think of as bad-boss behavior serves no one. As this article shows, that includes the girlboss herself.
My son and I feel like we have a neighborhood full of friends - our doormen, the super next door, the women at the grocery check-out, the polyglot who works selling coffee in the bodega, the owner of the laundromat who offered to let my son do his homework there when I had to go back to the office during Covid. I feel like there are many eyes on him, helping to keep him safe. And he feels that care and protection as we make our rounds on the block.
I agree Pegeen! I couldn’t stop reading even though I felt queasy and even hopeless. I hope we can learn from all of this as a society and realize we need to move forward together.
An interesting perspective. I think it's very close to the spirit which philosophy - if any - works for each one of us. Amorality works for this writer and sharing his views is satisfying to him. But I wouldn't begrudge someone else their morality, religion, or agnosticism. What resonates for us, works for us, I think, is for each one of us to decide.
Such a great perspective on not just preserving indigenous culture, but understanding how it can help save our earth.
Her book fell flat for me, but I was always intrigued by her. We’ll-timed article: she did sort of drop from consciousness.
To me this is quintessential Readup material. I have been thinking about where I’ll fit in in this future world that is here now. I hadn’t realized everyone else might be too. Readup takes me out of my own head. Pulls the lens back.
I have wanted a second home away from the city for years. I am deinitely waiting this one out. I have seen houses go up 33% over anything remotely logical. It's insane.
Lovely. Reminds me of the film My Octopus Teacher. My son and I love to sit on a big flat rock in the Ramble in Central Park and talk to birds. If you are in NYC and love birds, get lost in the Ramble sometime.
I like Olivia’s music a lot - what I got from this piece is an empathic view of girls today by an excellent writer. Sour rocks, but there’s pain behind the music, tender love, sharp wit; all the notebook doodles that show so much more going on in the minds and hearts of girls than the heart shapes floating over their lowercase i’s.
Fabulous! I am so excited for this change for ReadUp and happy to pay for what I’m consuming rather than have Big Tech consuming me. #imnottheproduct love this app!
I loved this. I think about babies. How trusting and open they are, they way they watch your face, mimic your movements. They don’t need words until we tell them they do.
Great stuff in here. I never thought about how we are wired for survival, not happiness. Boom.
Hilarious that we have come so far that we have to be reminded that we are animals.
Great article. Fear is such a powerful force. I don’t have particular fear about the virus but I worry about my distracted kid crossing Third Avenue, about a bus smashing into outdoor dining. There are places I see extreme danger where other people don’t. So if vaxxed people still want to wear a face shield I feel them. And people who are hesitant about vaccines hopefully feel more secure now that so many folks have had it. But I agree with this article that their neuroses in this instance can harm others, especially children who desperately need a return to life. My son’s progressive school just went back full time this week. It was costly to families trying to work and to kids who became anxious and even agoraphobic.
I am a serial volunteer. My best advice for not spending time on things you don't like is to watch out or what you volunteer for. Be choosy. You'll really enjoy the satisfaction of lending a hand when the unpaid work brings you joy.
Langley, what a voice you have, what a wonderful sense of adventure. I’m so glad to have you with us.
Excellent piece. All rings true.
Of mice and men. I really enjoyed this read. Getting into the mind of a fellow human and a little mouse. I’ve been stuck before too. It can be hard to get in that dark box alone.
I really believe this to be true. And it’s affirming that we can shed some of the traits that don’t serve us well. In acting we become.
Really interesting. I’ve wondered many times about past lives - the feeling you get when you deeply connect with someone and the sense you somehow knew them before.
I think for many people once they try these modalities and they work for them, they move past any “stages” and into acceptance. These practices spread because they work for people. I remember trying to convince my doctor that acupuncture helped me stay pregnant. He would not entertain it. Then a rival clinic started a study on its benefits. Then he got interested. Skeptics have their place. I prefer living as a curious optimist.
- EZ1969scouted2 years ago
A thoughtful look at whether "cancel culture" exists as a phenomenon distinct from culture.
A great list with solid advice.
I think this can be taken for what it is - a highlight of one dimension of success at work. And it’s a good one.
Really enjoyed this one. Psychological safety is so necessary.
I totally agree. As much as it feels good to help someone else, when I see that happen in NYC I’m just transported. Thanking our healthcare workers during the pandemic felt like that.
A beautiful reminder.