The blast in Beirut was devastating. You can’t imagine that happening where you live, especially if you’ve never lived in a war zone. Of course, the global conversation on the cause has begun in earnest. I find this need to theorize before we have all the facts very challenging and disconcerting. Something big has happened and we need to get to the bottom of it.
However, when we team up to discuss conspiracies, listening to arm chair experts or shock jocks, or blame others before we know the facts, real damage is done – and often it can’t be undone.
The BBC published this article: The inferno and the mystery ship – and I think it provides interesting context and background. Well worth your time.
Lebanon definitely needs our help right now. It was already a country facing famine, and now it will be in even more need of support. Let’s step up?
Another hot topic in my life is Melbourne, where most of my family and friends are living, and they seem to be going through one hell of a time. However, even after what we’ve seen when the virus gets out of control in other countries, the same resistance is seen on the other side of the world.
I mean look at the person taking a beating in the US? Fauci Reveals He Has Received Death Threats And His Daughters Have Been Harassed. In a pandemic, I’m on his side.
Humans are so confusing to me. Anyway, if you are struggling with how your community is behaving or talking about the pandemic at the moment, I wrote this blog on how to manage an Infodemic. It also talks about how you can handle your friends.
I’ve been sharing these two charities for a while now and will continue. Both of these organizations have unbelievable demands on them and it is going to increase significantly. Please, if you are able, donate to the UN Refugee Program and World Food Program. We must take care of each other!
The Conscious Scoop: Overfishing 101 Green is the New Black, led by the fabulous Stephanie Dickson, are digging into important topics around the climate crisis. Overfishing is the first one. Take a look and support this amazing community.
I also published this blog – Are you taking the time to reflect and consider our collective future? An invitation… I’m on the organizing committee of this Convention and I really want to encourage my community to look at this event and consider supporting it. It’s inexpensive, but the quality is out of this world. Take a look and think about it. We all need to be reflecting and considering what needs to change right now.
Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Obviously the news out of Beirut has taken most of our attention, but many other things going on in our crazy world right now.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires, report shows tks Marco Leoncelli
Apple’s low-carbon aluminum is a climate game changer tks Susanna Hasenoehrl
Could We Cure CORONA? Tks Willie Wahlin
Daisy Coleman: Assault survivor in Netflix film takes own life tks Jennifer Villabalos
America’s ‘untouchables’: the silent power of the caste system – very worthwhile read
British Writer Pens The Best Description Of Trump I’ve Read tks Efi Haninkes
Prince Andrew accused in court documents of ‘having orgy with under-aged girls’ tks Edward Alexander-Hamilton Williams
This Presidency is Killing Relationships—and We’re All Grieving tks Ava Diamond
‘Live And Let Die’ Plays At Trump Ohio Speech And Twitter Loses It tks Tom Kindermans
Business and technology
Celine Nails the Way TikTok Is Now Driving Fashion tks Joyce Ano
Can Killing Cookies Save Journalism? Tks Sarah Lewis
Passion, humour, history
The Grand Egyptian Museum will finally open at the end of 2020 tks Lisa Larson Lee
Let me know if anything jumped out at you?
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