the Empathy List #48: Today's forecast is presidential.
The most powerful Americans + a jelly fish live cam.
Hey friend, Liz here.
Today is the big day: either democracy dies… or doesn’t. So far, it seems we’ve survived. (BARELY!!)
Regardless, I want to remind you that while politics are essential, shape our relationships, and can shift our realities… it’s not the only thing worth caring about in the universe.
For example, when’s the last time you took a shower? Got a massage? Sat in the sunshine? Those things matter, too.
But on a day like today, it’s worth reflecting on both the outgoing and ingoing Presidential administrations. Every time the US swaps leaders, its citizens have an opportunity to evaluate who we’re going to be as a nation this time around.
I’m voting that we “build back boring.” (But that could be because I feel tired today… or because I’m sick of fighting with Facebook friends.)
Hugs to you, on this inauguration day, and long live Pres. Biden! ;-)
Warmly, Liz Charlotte Grant
I’m not the only Christian having a crisis of faith currently, re: the (Christian?) insurrection on January 6.
This essential conversation amongst Evangelical Christians (such as Phil Vischer, the creator of Veggie Tales) explores the absurdity of Christian Nationalism… and how we can rebuild the American church.
The Holy Post podcast | Listen…
In case you need to watch something OTHER than the politics, turn to these aquarium and zoos for your next binge. ;-)
(I mean, jelly fish live cam? Come on!)
Afar | Read more...
May we remember Pres. Donald Trump from the angle of political cartoonists, both the haters and supporters alike.
Politico | Read more…
Just for fun: remember when Trump promised to make America grape again? No? Here’s a refresher.
(Disclaimer: I do NOT believe all conservatives are like this dummy. ;-) Do I need to say that? I do, however, find this satire hilarious.)
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency | Read more…
Vogue put VP Kamala Harris on its February cover. The cover leaked. And then the Internet lost its mind.
Here’s why that Vogue cover missed the mark.
The New York Times | Read more…