I was out for walk last night when a neighbor called out from his yard, “Hey, are you gonna vote tomorrow?” “Yep,” I said. “Okay, cool. Just don’t screw it up,” he said. 😆
He didn’t tell me who to vote for, and I won’t tell you. But I will ask some pretty pointed questions.
Do you think we should
do something real about the global climate crisis, or do you think we should sit on our hands and just hope things get better while the world burns?
Do you think we should
make our own life-altering decisions or do you think the government should make these decisions for us?
Do you think we should take steps to
keep our kids from getting murdered in their schools, or do you think that is just the price of freedom?
Do you respect our elections or do you support
officially overturning a free and fair election using made-up claims?
Do you believe in
civil discourse or do you believe in undermining political foes in their most tragic moments?
go on about how Republican policies are damaging lives. 😩. They also seem oddly scared of you voting and aim to keep that from happening.
If you believe in personal rights, respect for democracy, and solving problems in America, it looks like you may be down to
one real option*.
*Libertarians seem consistent and ethical but don’t have a great answer to “things that affect everyone” like climate change and gun violence.
If you disagree, then vote your conscience and let’s get through this together. ✌️
From Ken Burns Tells America’s History Through Six Photographs
Must be back in Texas. 😊 Best time of the year here (except spring). Also, way to go, Astros! Yeah the Longhorns had more fans here 🏈 but the ‘Stros are the champs! ⚾️🏆 #armadilloden #austin #texas #beergarden #outdoorlighting #shotoniphone #nightphotography via Instagram
I’ve been on a bit of a kick about
visuals lately. Then this post popped up on Medium with some more great visuals.
Here’s my favorite from the set. 👉 You might also like
this post with more visuals from the same guy.
In honor of last night’s
World Series no-hitter (this first since 1956) here’s a quote from Yogi Berra, the guy who never said most of the things he said. 🤷🏻♂️
Apparently he was frustrated with his coach, who
told him to . 🤷🏻♂️ think his way out of a batting slump
How can a guy think and hit at the same time?
If you’ve tried to hit a 90 mph pitch (which I did once or twice at a batting cage), you know
exactly what he’s talking about. You can’t even see the ball at that speed much less think about hitting it.
What are some other things you can’t
think and do at the same time? Offhand I’m thinking of skateboarding, singing, dancing, playing guitar, shuffling a deck of cards, telling a joke…
. The New Yorker
I like this idea…
If you work on something a little bit every day, you end up with something that is massive.
references this quote and really brings it home with an image that illustrates how Show Your Work a good picture can outshine even the best words.
👉 By the way,
Show Your Work inspires this blog and will most definitely be getting its own super summary (or series) here (eventually).
I heard this quote mentioned on an
episode of about objectivity in journalism during these polarized days. It’s so classic and simple. In Conversation
We must always be truthful, not neutral.
On the podcast they give a great example…
If one person says it’s raining outside, and another person says it’s
not raining, then the journalist’s job is not to give equal time to both viewpoints, but rather to go outside and see if it’s f’ing raining. 💪
They went ahead and painted this street pink 🎨 #pinkstreet #pink #lisbon #portugal #lisboa #shotoniphone #pedestrian #street via Instagram
Steampunk Lisbon 🎩 #santajustalift #lisbon #steampunk #portugal #architecture #panorama #shotoniphone via Instagram
Nazaré, classic surf town and home to the occasional 100-foot wave 🌊🏄♂️ (👉 see
Garrett McNamara) #nazare #nazareportugal #portugal #shotoniphone #beach #surfing via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CkRugOEPaTd/
Coimbra after dark🌜#coimbra #portugal #coimbrauniversity #blackandwhite #nightphotography #night #shotoniphone #night via Instagram