Inspiration! Roundup: Robert E. Lee's descendants name white supremacy, baby dances, dumb hobbies, leafy art, and more!

This Week's "I want to go to there":
The earliest photos of a solar eclipse.
Photos by William and Frederick Langenheim, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum.


Robert E. Lee's Descendants Speak Out

There has been a lot of hate spewed in the name of Robert E. Lee of late and his heirs are having none of it. They are in favour of moving his statues to museums or other, less public, locations, and denounce any and all racism happening in the Lee name.

Sure, it would be great if they also named the racism that Lee fought to preserve during the civil war, but they are standing up now and denouncing those who speak hate, and in a time when the freaking PRESIDENT won't even do that, this is meaningful.

Read all about it in the Washington Journal.

Baby Dance

This is super cheesy and I love it. Their joy and fun and love for each other is infectious!


As Far As Hobbies Go, This One Sucks

"At the very least, this is a dumb hobby."
-Seth Godin, on beating ourselves up

The man's got a point.

Dark World

Artist Frank Kunert is making miniature scenes that all have a dark twist to them. Some are obvious, some you have to look for. It's like a Where's Waldo of brutality.

Leafy Art

Artist Raku Inoue makes art out of plant life. I love it.


Embrace Change

"Nostalgia, which fuels our resentment toward change, is a natural human impulse. And yet being forever content with a spouse, or a street, requires finding ways to be happy with different versions of that person or neighbourhood."
-Ada Calhoun, To Stay Married, Embrace Change

Change can be hard. Sometimes really hard. And it's one of the reasons frequently giving for leaving someone or something, be it a partner, a group of friends, a job, or a neighbourhood: they've changed.

Sometimes the change is too much, irreversible, or extremely negative. But why would we expect anything or anybody to stay the same?


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