As I mentioned before, death has been on my mind a lot lately. And I’m not the only one. It seems like too many of my friends and family have been dealing with loss these days. My grandma died this summer. She was 90 years old and we knew she didn’t have much longer, so … Continue reading Death and Dying: The Heart
Death is a big deal and we should probably be a little more prepared for it, regardless of age or health.
I've recently started listening to the New York Times podcast called The Daily, which comes out every weekday morning. Each episode is about 20 minutes long and it's perfect for listening while I get ready in the morning. There's a main story that is well-reported, interesting, informative, and always timely. And the last few minutes … Continue reading Quick! Be Better! The Daily
As you have seen, I'm a big fan of the written note as a form of love and thoughtfulness. It is also a powerful tool for empathy. I recently listened to Branden Harvey's Sounds Good podcast episode with Emily McDowell from earlier this year and it is GOOD. The short version of Emily's story is … Continue reading Emily McDowell & Empathy
This is a follow up to my first post on Police Shootings, so be sure to check it out as well. Police involved shootings are an extremely emotional subject. And why wouldn’t they be? They always involve someone who has been injured or killed as well as someone who puts their life in danger on a … Continue reading More on Police Shootings
Today we're sticking with the theme of cyber security paranoia. Reply All's episodes about hacking were a fun little intro last week. Now I'm suggesting you listen to the Privacy Paradox from Note to Self. What is the Privacy Paradox? "It’s a five-day series of challenges, newsletters and mini-podcasts, that will help you take back control … Continue reading #FF Note to Self: Privacy Paradox
Listen. And then join me in my paranoia...
A handful of podcast episodes aired lately that all relate to the same thing: police shootings. This is an exceedingly complex and emotional topic for people on both sides. The sides being police and black people (most of the time). And as someone who has not experienced either perspective, it is certainly a bold move … Continue reading Police Shootings
This week's podcast recommendation is coming to you early for obvious reasons. S-Town. I mean, I think I'm morally obligated to let you know about the newest podcast from the creators of Serial and This American Life -- two of the most popular podcasts ever. And with hype like that, I don't want you to feel … Continue reading #FF S-Town