In the wake of Terence Crutcher’s murder, I feel like I’ve been doing a whole lot less speaking and a whole lot more learning this week. Example: I read this article from PBS about how PTSD can be triggered every time someone shares a video of a black man being shot. That one hundred percent makes sense to me, and while I’m not one to share the videos anyway, I don’t think I had ever paused to think through the possible ramifications of doing so.
I’ve also been doing a lot more learning about the presidential race. For example, did you know that Trump plans to appoint an oil executive as Secretary of the Interior? Or that Gary Johnson thinks climate change is NBD? Meanwhile our
girl woman continues to be the only reasonable person in this race. We’re about a month and a half away from November 8 (and the first debate is next week—help us all), and to be honest, it sometimes seems like the world is contemplating folding in on itself.
Of course, where there is darkness, there is also light. Like, totally frivolous, fun-as-hell light. Grey’s came back this week (OMG) and This Is Us premiered (and I cried on my couch the whole time), and I was really, really happy about both. I found a new brand of kombucha that I love, and a tea shop opened up near me and it’s bringing me regular periods of solace.
What are you guys thinking about this week? What’s good, what’s bad, and what else is out there?
Hillary sat down with Zach Galifianakis and it was pretty hysterical.
Did you see Elizabeth Warren grill the CEO of Wells Fargo?
Must read: “On Your Way to the Camps, I Just Want You to Know…”
The first ever binary alien planets *might* have been found (and now I need to figure out what that means).