READING! “My” for Thursday, July 30th

As I mentioned earlier this week, I’m now starting each day’s “My” post with a quote from Franciscan Father Richard Rohr’s daily email that I receive from his Center For Action and Contemplation.

As I start my day with this rich wisdom and share it with you, I hope it helps your day to be the best it can be!

We must “think globally and act locally” as did Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Wangari Maathai (1940–2011).

Maathai devoted herself to environmental and democratic reform in her native Kenya.

In her Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, Wangari Maathai said:

Today we are faced with a challenge that calls for a shift in our thinking, so that humanity stops threatening its life-support system.

We are called to assist the Earth to heal her wounds and in the process heal our own—indeed, to embrace the whole creation in all its diversity, beauty and wonder.

This will happen if we see the need to revive our sense of belonging to a larger family of life, with which we have shared our evolutionary process.


Here’s the excellent sources that I feature each day – The Week and the Five Things to Know Today

The Conversation

Good News Network site and the Daily “Good News in History”

Creighton U. Daily Reflections

National Catholic Reporter – Copy Desk Daily, July 30, 2020

And Thursday brings Michael Sean Winter’s “Distinctly Catholic Links”

And James Hohmann in today’s episode of the Daily 202 Big Idea Podcast focuses on the discussions that are happening about who will be first in line to receive a potential vaccine for COVID. Not much great news on today’s episode, but Hohmann is worth listening to for the thoughtfulness he brings to sharing what is significant to know about the U.S. and world today.


And here’s the link (which stays the same each day) to “My”

The Ed Tech Emergent Daily, Thursday July 30th You can bookmark this link!



We Need to Talk About Ventilation

How is it that six months into a respiratory pandemic, we are still doing so little to mitigate airborne transmission [NOTE: This is a “long read” with much scientific evidence and worth reading in order to understand an ESSENTIAL need for our schools and other buildings]

“Fighting Misinformation in the Age of COVID”

“Wealthy Nations Are Eating Their Way Past The Paris Agreement’s Climate Goals”

“Can Mindfulness Help Stressed Teachers Stay in the Classroom”

Online Teaching from the Heart program offered at the Hutchinson Center


It was three years ago this week that my family and I visited my parents in the SF Bay area.

I’m featuring memorable photos from this trip to conclude these daily posts:

Below is an actual warning sign, posted just a few feet from the sign above:

You may have many worries today, but hopefully falling giant seed pods aren’t one of them!


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