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#245: Sense Of Strength

The weather has turned warm in the Bay Area, loyal readers, which brings me great joy and most people
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#245: Sense Of Strength
By Mark Isero • Issue #251 • View online
The weather has turned warm in the Bay Area, loyal readers, which brings me great joy and most people great pain. I’m noticing that even my climate change activist friends are secretly wishing for central air conditioning. Look on the bright side: Summer is near! (Too bad shelter in place seems to have no definite end.)
Even if the air is stifling you, at least you can grab a tall glass of lemonade and enjoy a few outstanding articles, thanks to The Highlighter. If you want to read an uplifting story about young people and their principal, this week’s lead article is for you. If you’re a white person, I encourage the second piece, which offers context to the racist tragedies occurring over the past month. The last two articles — a reflection on cocoons and a biography of James Hemings — are worth your time, too. Please enjoy!
+ Join us at HHH #14 next Thursday, June 4! We’ll meet on Zoom, 5:30 - 6:30 pm PT. Bring a beverage of your choice and meet great people, win significant prizes, and participate in general merriment. All you need to do is hit reply and say, “I’m in!”

Sense Of Strength
The White Space
Stella, who belongs to loyal reader Karisa, knows that she’s the only one in her household who’s had a haircut in two months. Want your pet to be featured in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
Stella, who belongs to loyal reader Karisa, knows that she’s the only one in her household who’s had a haircut in two months. Want your pet to be featured in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
The Truth About Cocoons
America’s First Connoisseur
+ Reader Annotations: Last week’s article, “We Cannot Return To Campus This Fall,” caused a stir. Here’s what loyal reader Hannah thought:
I agree with your thoughts on Harley Litzelman’s article. My main problem with it is that it assumes that Distance Learning is better than the reality that he is describing. While I agree with him, that his reality isn’t great, I’m not convinced that the alternatives are better. Having watched my students struggle through the last two months, I worry deeply about what will happen to them in the fall. I do appreciate his analysis of some of the problems with trying to social distance at schools, but I wish he acknowledged the strengths that the schools have with in-person learning, rather than only their deficits.
Thank you for sharing your perspective, Hannah. Loyal readers, I value your perspective. Please reach out and share your thoughts!
Did you find at least one good article? Hope so. Thank you for reading this week’s newsletter. Let me know what you thought by hitting reply or by clicking on the thumbs below. Also, let’s welcome our reading community’s two new subscribers JoDee and Rae. I hope that you find this newsletter a solid addition to your Thursday email inbox.
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