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Recommended reading

Did you know that my Saturday blog digest is just for those of you who subscribe to Down the Road, whether in your reader or in email? I don’t share these posts on social media. This is just for us.

Anil Dash, writing for Medium, explains why every reason people say you can’t stop bullying and abuse online are myths. Read The Immortal Myths About Online Abuse

President Obama traveling to Hiroshima recently stirred memories in Mike Connealy about growing up during World War II and coming of age in the post-war/Cold War years. He makes some points about spin and propaganda around US wartime behavior, but what was most interesting to me was the glimpse he gives into how differently news traveled then. Read memory

Patience. Eric Kim writes about its value for the photographer. But really, he’s writing about its value in our whole lives. Read Be Patient with Your Photographic Process

John Pavlovitz reminds us what grief is for. Read A Conversation with Grief

So, the gorilla shot at that zoo. Jennifer Bowman has a fresh perspective on what this says about all of us. Read Gorillas, rhetorical fences, and the anesthetic of blame

Heather Munro shares a museum in Paris of the earliest recordings of the human voice, and the antique gear that can play those recordings. Audio included! Read An adventure in recorded sound

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5 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. hmunro says:

    I am honored to be among your picks this week, Jim — especially after reading them all, and marveling at the originality of their authors’ thinking. Anil Dash’s piece was especially thought-provoking in its conclusion that “if your site/community is full of [jerks] it’s your fault.” I also loved Eric Kim’s admonition that we be kinder to ourselves by remembering that, for most of us, our art has to take a back seat to Everything Else. (I’ve been beating myself up a lot lately about the decline in my photographic output/quality, so that message really resonated.) And John Pavlovitz’s conversation with grief? Wow. I’ve bookmarked it for the next time I need it (a sad thought to contemplate, but an inevitability as my friends and loved ones age). Thank you.

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