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!”