A lot seems to be happening in Oregon this week, not the least of which are some misguided white dudes with guns holding up a bird sanctuary. Let’s get into some of the news that caught my eye this week:
Happy New Year, unicorns! I hope you aren’t too hungover for some news today. I took last week off because of Christmas, and who needs grim news on Christmas? Certainly not me; I’ve had enough of that in the past. That said, I’ve also got some non-grim stories to take along with your Alka-Seltzer.
Let’s get started.
Hello, unicorns. This week’s News Bites have more entertainment stories than usual, but some weeks, maybe we need that. First though, let’s get into more serious matters:
Friends, when you read this, I’ll be taking my first trip to New York City as an adult, so this week’s Record Machine is as indulgent as ever. And with all due respect to Frank Sinatra, let’s listen to a few other city-centric tunes.
Greetings, Persephoneers. We have a varied roundup of news stories this week, but still quite a bit about police misconduct. Let’s get started, and we’ll end on an up-note, I promise.
Though I have a few other news stories of note that I will cover in a separate post, the past two weeks have been all about reading up on Michael Brown and Eric Garner’s deaths and the abysmal stats and stories from around our country that clearly say these two men are not isolated cases. If these links have been covered elsewhere, fine. Look again. Keep looking and listening so that we might incrementally stop the systemic racism people experience every day. I don’t know anyone who expects change overnight, but that’s still no excuse to pretend that it doesn’t exist. Let’s get started.
Yeah, I’m busy on Facebook liking every single positive mention of marriage equality in my state. My whole timeline is one big victory lap from everyone I know who has hoped for this moment.