Whale Song (& Friday Links)

“Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure… . Consider all this; and then turn to this green, gentle, and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself?”
― Herman Melville, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

Today, the youth and many others are gathering all over the world for a Climate Strike. Bravo! Here are some links of note related and unrelated to the present crisis…

Birds are vanishing from North America—populations have declined by nearly 30% since 1970!

Nature examines the implications of the Trump administration’s move to loosen emissions standards and how it could play out. (And today, California and 23 other states have filed a suit against the Federal government to challenge the move.)

Brave Greta Thunberg gives testimony on Capitol Hill: “Listen to the scientists.”

Some powerful images from the strike around the globe.

And some other positive signs. (Giving up is not an option.)

Who would I be without Instagram?

The new Downtown Abbey movie is out. “Like a warm bubble bath.”

Craigslist hacks. How to score the good stuff: Here and here.

Been coveting this woven bag that Stephanie carries around. A new-to-me brand, Dragon Diffusion.

The power of the purse.

What is going to happen with this whistle-blower investigation?!

Revisiting Election (and Tracy Flick). Thank you, Even Cleveland.

A map adjusted for population.

Such cute monogram pins for a backpack or denim jacket.

How do we keep teachers in the profession?

Can’t wait to try this. We still have some tomatoes in our midst.

Have a great weekend! 

[Underwater photography by Anuar Patjane. His photograph of a humpback whale and her newborn calf around Roca Partida Island in Revillagigedo, Mexico, won the National Geographic Traveler photo contest a few years ago.]

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