Greetings and welcome to my weekly roundup of blog posts I enjoyed reading.
Suzanne Lucas normally writes about corporate HR issues. But she also is an expat living in Switzerland, and from time to time she writes about Swiss culture. This week she wrote a cultural perspective on some recent Swiss news stories. Read Swiss Saturday: Handshakes, Swimming Pools, and Annoying Foreigners
The Nikon Series E lenses are often looked down upon. Mark O’Brien challenges the naysayers to take another look. He reviews several of the lenses in this post. Read Nikon Series E Lenses
“Perhaps contentment may be found anytime and anyplace you deliberately open your eyes to find it. ” This is Joseph Dennis‘s meditation on a 1972 Buick Skylark, for Curbside Classic. He reflects on his childhood in Flint, Michigan, where Buicks were made, and how shaking the dust off his shabby hometown didn’t transform his life. Read Curbside Classic: 1972 Buick Skylark Custom Hardtop — Orange You Glad
Seth Godin takes a long view of American history and notices that, bit by bit, we trend toward higher morals. Given the baboon who was just inaugurated President, I hope he’s right. Read …and it bends toward justice
Joe Biden’s tenure as Vice President ended yesterday. Jennifer Bowman wrote a lovely meditation on his character as it was forged from crippling loss. While I wish that kind of loss on nobody, I wish more politicians had the character such loss brings. Read Amtrak and the national grief counselor