What I read today - March 18
- Principal Clamps Down on 5th Grader Handing Out Opt-Out Fliers, Parents Say, DNAinfo
- Happy Anniversary of Getting Fired to Me, Medium
A little over one year for me and while I don't think I am where I want to be, I am so glad that I'm not there anymore. I've learned way more about myself and the world and the things that matter to me since then.
- Dropbox Shares Offered At 34% Discount In Secondary Market, Buzzfeed
- Bushwick artist to other Bushwick artists who hate his new Bushwick art festival: ‘Whatever’, Brooklyn Paper
- From Seed Drills to Cyborgs, Edible Geography
- I Would Like to Buy a Drink for the Poor Soul Who Ran the San Francisco BART Twitter Account Last Night, Gizmodo
- How gentrification really changes a neighborhood, Atlanta Magazine
- Steinbeck and the Difficult Art of the Friend Breakup, Brain Pickings
Been having a bit of trouble with a friend of mine. She's such a lovely person yet has no regard for other people's time and always is quick with an excuse. It started off with making plans and then her backing out of it with excuses like "need to do laundry" and "don't feel like putting pants on." It has evolved to making plans and her either not showing up or being over an hour late. I recognize some people will be a little late, and I understand, but over an hour of waiting is wearing on me...
- Meet the Amazonian Terminators of Dahomey, the Most Feared Women in History, Messy Nessy Chic
- When they Dug up Paris, Messy Nessy Chic
- The Hoaxster Who Revealed Sad Truths About America, Pricenomics
- The Secrets of Chicken Flocks’ Pecking Order, Modern Farmer
- Why the Poor Get Trapped in Depressed Areas, The New Republic
I once had a conversation that was spurred by something I don't remember about the poor in NYC. She felt that the poor ought to move to places where the cost of living wasn't so much so they could get good-paying jobs and decrease government programming. I felt that was silly for how would the poor get to "better places" if they didn't have much money to begin with and if they did get there, the job market probably wouldn't be as robust as New York and the new city would still need to figure out how to support them through government programming. Not to mention the fact that if all the poor left New York, who would do the jobs you don't want to do like housekeeping (taskrabbit) or driving (uber) or food delivery (seamless) and your job that depends on this type of labor.
- Working-Class Whites Have Moral Responsibilities -- In Defense of Kevin Williamson, The National Review
- America, the Unaffordable, The Nation via Paula
- People are being shut out of America’s Weed Boom: Whitewashing the Green Rush, Buzzfeed News
- How Urban Parks Are Bringing Nature Close to Home, National Geographic
- A Computer With a Great Eye Is About to Transform Botany, Wired
- Apple Encryption Engineers, if Ordered to Unlock iPhone, Might Resist, New York Times
- Fowl Play: How to Engage Chickens When They Have to be Cooped Up, Modern Farmer