Some Up: Sept 21st-27th

Article: Noteworthy legal opinions of Amy Coney Barrett, Trump’s Supreme Court pick (CBC News)

THIS is who is slated to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court?

Article: World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam (Guardian)

The responsibility for carbon emissions has been sitting on the shoulders of consumers and individuals- but what about the individuals who have the money and resources to really address the problem? The same ones, incidentally, who have a significantly larger environmental footprint than the rest of us.

Comic: We Might Not Ever Know the True Toll of COVID-19 (The Nib)

Lies, dang lies, and statistics. Numbers don’t tell the whole story, but what happens when the numbers are a cataclysmic mess?

Article: How to push through the six-month coronavirus wall when it feels like we are running out of steam (Metro)

Six months, man. Take care of yourself and be kind to yourself. You can do this – and that’s a reminder to me as much as it is an affirmation to you.

Article: On Coronavirus Lockdown? Look for Meaning, Not Happiness. (The New York Times)

Following the above, I found this article helpful at the start of lockdown. Whatever gets us through and helps us find meaning.

But seriously. Six. Flipping. Months. *insert skull emoji*

Elections BC: Vote-by-Mail Package Request

Voter registration is closed, but there is still time to register for a mail in ballot for BC’s October 24th election. All eligible voters may request a mail in ballot package – but sooner is always better!

Awareness campaign: Light Up Live

On Sept 22 throughout town and across this country, theatres and buildings showed their support for the arts industry that has been closed for months.

I know theatre is often seen as the bastion of out of touch, beret-wearing jerks, but please know that having worked and volunteered in theatres, theatre people are warm, inviting and care so deeply about the work we do and the communities and stories we share.

Theatre and arts are an important part of the tapestry of communities throughout this country, and many colleagues and friends are left in limbo not knowing when we’ll be allowed to come back together.

Personally, I’m missing my friends and the crackle of live theatre. I’m missing the shared laughter and love of a production as it comes to life in front of us. I’m missing this community.

Fall 2020 Online (Belfry Theatre)

And so, our theatre community adapts. We try new things. This isn’t the season we expected, but it’s the season we have.

I’m sure a your local theatre is trying new things too – support them if you can.

Article: Waterloo library’s button project helps show faces behind masks (CBC)

What a fun way to keep masks on and connect with patrons! You go, Waterloo!

YouTube: Foo the Flowerhorn

When was the last time you marvelled at the wonder of the tiny things in the world? When was the last time you took a moment to slow down, and saw the intricacies of a minuscule creature?

Foo the Flowerhorn shows us the little lives of little creatures, up close and personal. It’s a calming world and a break from everything around us. Take a breather and enjoy a tank setup from the very beginning.

A screenshot showing a tank with greenery and fish
A screenshot of one of Foo’s beautiful videos.

Podcast: 10 YEARS #1 Aleppo Sandwich Pt 1 (Sporkful)

Ready to have a good cry over a sandwich? Sporkful reminds us that food isn’t just about food – there’s so much culture and love wrapped up in a little sandwich shop.

And don’t forget part 2!

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