Of interest from the past few weeks…
Seth Godin: Anxiety Loves Company
“The rural folk with the Trump signs in their yards say their way of life is dying, and you smirk and say what they really mean is that blacks and gays are finally getting equal rights and they hate it. But I’m telling you, they say their way of life is dying because their way of life is dying.”
Terry Jones of ‘Monty Python’ diagnosed with dementia – more specifically primary progressive aphasia – which is what my grandmother had (and the first time I’ve seen it mentioned outside of her diagnosis. It is pretty awful – so my thoughts are with his loved ones.
Trump Criticizes Flint Pastor – But Misstates Key Facts About The Encounter. The made pretty big news a few weeks ago, just posting it for my own archival sake really. The pastor is question – Rev. Faith Green-Timmons is a friend of mine and has my utmost respect. She handled a difficult situation beautifully – prior to his public remarks they had agreed he would only speak about the water distribution work in Flint and thank the volunteers for their work. When he veered off topic, she held him to account, and when people began to heckle him, she stopped them as well. In the weeks that followed she had to have a security detail and change her kids schools, because of threats being made against her and her family.