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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Hi all,

I’ve been inside most of the week because the air quality is terrible, so I don’t have adventure stories to share. I do have a list of good reads that I thought were worth sharing this week. Enjoy!

+ The folks at 3 Fish Studios are selling art to raise money for California fire relief.

+ If you’d like to support victims of the Camp Fire, organizations are working together to help. Learn more here

+ "... when the Camp fire sparked last Thursday, Paradise was parched. The area usually gets about 15 storms during the summer and early fall, adding up to five inches of rain. But this year, it got a measly one-seventh of an inch. The vegetation around Paradise was explosively dry, resulting in the worst fire in modern California history that left 7,000 structures destroyed, at least 42 dead and scores still missing.” —LA Times: As autumn rain in California vanishes amid global warming, fires worsen

+ "If firefighters, climatologists, and California's governor are correct, these infernos are only a taste of the destruction California will face in the coming years.” —Nat Geo: How catastrophic fires have raged through California

+ Inspiration to keep moving: Federal government announces new physical fitness guidelines; fewer than one in three Americans meet standards

+ Books I’m loving: To Shake the Sleeping Self by Jedidiah Jenkins and The Bullet Journal Method by Ryder Carroll. 

+ I updated the “Start Here” page on RowdyKittens.com because it was time to refresh my mission and be a little more specific about how I’m sharing content online. 

+ And last but not least, I FINALLY saw the Fred Rodgers documentary—Won't You Be My Neighbor?. It made me laugh, cry, and gave me a little bit of hope for humanity.


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PS: This piece was originally published in my newsletter.

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