It’s 52 weeks of sharing my weekend reads and that’s gets a happy one year anniversary!! I have been so pleased by my community telling me they really value this content. Thanks for the support. It is my pleasure to deliver this.
I started doing this with the intention of helping people navigate the Infodemic, which was caused because we were in a pandemic. Then we had other challenges arise – like the #BlackLivesMatter moment – which spurred another Indodemic and I don’t think we’ll be getting to the end of this challenge in my lifetime. I wish it was different, but it’s not.
I appreciate that most are not as voracious as me when it comes to reading the news and information circulating the globe. I also know most can’t navigate it as easily as I can. We all have our talents, but when it comes to peace of mind, you’re probably saner than me 😊!
However, with so much hanging in the balance for our world – from the pandemic, to equality and diversity challenges, to the climate crisis and so much more – knowledge is so important. We are living in the knowledge economy, and I want to help my community navigate that! It’s why I do it.
I watch the chaos and appreciate it makes it hard for good people to see straight. I’m doing my best to help and offer balance too. I read opposing views and share them here. I don’t offer opinions, because the truth is, you can see where I stand by what I read, as well as the publications that regularly show up. The opinion is in all of it!
I want to thank my wonderful virtual assistant, Priscilla Joseph, for helping me deliver these every week. I was cutting and pasting everything at the start, and it was incredibly time consuming. So I asked Priscilla if she would mind doing it. Of course she said yes.
But getting the links to her was challenging, so she set up a WhatsApp Group, and I share with her there in real-time. That means I’m constantly popping up on her phone, all hours of the day and night, and she says – it’s fine. I don’t mind! Sometimes she even shares articles back. Love it!
Thank you Priscilla. You are so patient! Especially with all of the accidental calls in the mix too 😊. You must tell me when you’ve had enough!! Promise?
Podcast: In Conversation – Niklas Myhr – The Social Media Professor great podcast by my pal Niklas Myhr! Have a listen. Terrific ideas and tips for anyone wanting to do better at social media.
Podcast: How To Speak Bad English and another pal doing a superb job – Heather Hanson. I really love this message. Even as an Australian it’s hard to be understood, but the idea of all of us speaking English as a first language learning how to listen harder, is spot on!
Please donate wherever you can. There is so much need in the world right now. People are suffering terribly, from Covid and from the economic fall-out.
Some suggestions are World Food Program, UN Refugee Program, PowerOf , Kiva.org, Soi Dog Foundation and there are so many more. If you can afford to be generous, now is the time to help your fellow human.
Content to read
And here’s the content I’ve been reading this last week. Scan the headlines, read the ones that jump out at you, read or watch them all. Knowledge is power, and global knowledge is even more powerful.
Climate Crisis / 6th Mass Extinction
German climate change law violates rights, court rules tks Andor Hampala
The Guardian view on Modi’s mistakes: a pandemic that is out of control tks Sash Chatterjee
‘Australia needs more Jesus’ says PM who would have Jesus locked up if he came here tks Phillipa Edwards
Reactions to Biden’s recognition of Armenian ‘genocide’ tks Damian Corbet
Alan Kohler: Scott Morrison, the Murdochs and the crime of the century tks Phillipa Edwards
Business and Technology
Does Capitalism Need a Soul Transplant? tks Paul Dunn
AoT forced to borrow for first time tks Shaun Stenning
Social issues (#BlackLivesMatter) and humanity
Passion, humour, history
Let me know if anything jumped out at you?
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