What a week for hope! And, of course, for Four Seasons Total Landscaping.
Imagine trying to remember all the details of 2020 in the future, and not believing your own memory that the pandemic and also this utter nonsense happened in the same year. In one year, kids! I can already imagine my niece’s disdainful teenage face, as she gently floats away from me on her hoverboard, to somewhere safely out of earshot.
While we didn’t just wake up in a perfect world this morning, or last Saturday, we can ease off on feeling as though the world is treading [some dangerously populist] water, and actually have some hope that things will improve.
Nikita Gill’s very well-timed Insta post from earlier this week struck a chord with me:
Let’s never get so cynical, or so numb to ongoing events, that we can’t find some truth in idea that “hope is a product of action.” There’s still so much to do.
The Philly Inquirer’s deep dive into Four Seasons Total Landscaping
Carrie Symonds v Dominic Cummings
Josh Berry @JoshBerryComedyConservative Party advisor phoning Blojo about Dominic Cummings’ fury over Lee Cain’s resignation https://t.co/bVMZMPF2vG
Our obsession with unconscious bias created a diversity disaster
How the news took over reality (from 2019 but felt v. relevant this week)
The Subversive Awkwardness of Four Weddings and a Funeral (an oldie, but I found myself regressing into 90s romcom this week)
Lazy Susan: Keep It Light (audio)
The Week Unwrapped: Viral faith, Armenia and legendary prejudice (audio)
This timely and necessary new book by Lucy Kueng, of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (I was one of her interviewees):
I slacked off on NaNoWriMo this week as I had too many other things to write - back on it this weekend!
I wrote for the episode of The Now Show out on Radio 4 tonight at 6:30pm, what a lot of news we had to talk about in the writer’s room
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