Anyway, I did still gather a few links for you. Here they are:
First of all, I'm running a GoodReads giveaway for The Lilies of Dawn. Enter if you're into that sort of thing. Or, you can enter into the ebook giveaway associated with this lovely review of Vanessa Fogg, the author of The Lilies of Dawn. And here's a really nice review of the book from Rope and Tire.
Now, on to the other stuff.
I really liked this piece about how political idealism is not the best way to improve society.
This is an interesting piece of cold war history.
Here's an article about humpback whales protecting other mammals from orcas, which may be the coolest thing I read all week.
And this is a great piece from Andie Fox (who blogs at Blue Milk) about hiking with kids.
An explanation in Slate for why the courts are suddenly striking down all those voter ID laws (beyond the obvious that they are unconstitutional, of course).
If you're white and you've been looking for how to get involved in the fight for racial justice, here's an article about an organization that can help you.
Apparently, Hillary's secret to remaining calm admist all the BS is meditation. Another nudge for me to try to restart my practice....
I shared this link out on my Annorlunda Books accounts, but I like it so much I'm going to make it my happy thing to end on: 24 Unusual Travel Words.
Also, this thread will make you smile:
In a Twitter feed filled with distressing news, this thread brought me a lot of joy today. https://t.co/Jhmd1MgLXK— Lakshmi Gandhi (@LakshmiGandhi) August 4, 2016
And if you're a Hamilton fan, this is fun:
W. Shakes (@WillChaseMe) joined King George III (@RoryOMalley) to urge @Lin_Manuel to "take a break." #Ham4Ham https://t.co/bgvYDcWPOx— Hamilton (@HamiltonMusical) August 3, 2016
OK, this really is the last thing... some Kiwi pride.