“Like so many of you, I’m pained by these recent tragedies. And I’m exhausted by a heartbreak that never seems to stop. Right now it’s George, Breonna, and Ahmaud. Before that it was Eric, Sandra, and Michael…It’s up to all of us—Black, white, everyone—no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out. It starts with self-examination and listening to those whose lives are different from our own. It ends with justice, compassion, and empathy that manifests in our lives and on our streets. I pray we all have the strength for that journey, just as I pray for the souls and the families of those who were taken from us.”– Michelle Obama
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A few links I came across this week:
If you have school aged children, you have probably been doing your best trying to help them with school work from home. This article gives the perspective that this isn’t really “homeschooling” but “crisis schooling” and is unsustainable in the long term.
If your pet has been struggling because of changes to their routine, here is a guide on how to handle their anxiety.
Some experts have weighed in on the different potential risks of some common summer activities. It’s a good guide if you’re comfortable with taking on a little additional risk but want to be safe.
You may have noticed that beef prices are higher than ever. Here is an explanation of why that’s the case.