5/05 – 11/05/20 incl. False Prophet, Herd Immunity, Trees & the 1619 Project

news on the march

Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.

2 days ago Bob Dylan released his third song False Prophet from his upcoming album Rough and Rowdy Ways which will be his first album of original songs in eight years.  Dylan’s gradual unveiling of new music during this pandemic has been to me at least one of the few positive things to have occurred in the world. Rough and Rowdy Ways, which is almost certainly named after the 1929 Jimmie Rodgers classic “My Rough and Rowdy Ways,” will be his 39th studio album, landing 57 years after his debut LP. Due for release on June 19th. He’ll turn 79 on May 24th. ..….…(Listen to song).

Bret and Heather’s podcast which is released biweekly is dedicated to the Pandemic and has become my primary source of information during this quarantine. This married couple who also both happen to be doctors in Biology are providing an invaluable community service by carefully responding to the great unknowns associated with the virus and unpacking with due diligence their interpretations of the various conspiracy hypotheses doing the rounds. Personally, I have found their measured discussions to be of a great relief during this time of immense uncertainty and frustration. Watch entire video podcast

Sometimes luck finds us, and the best kind finds us when we are young. -Intellectual Shaman

After reading Treasure Island, I had a habit of rowing to small islands and digging big holes for treasure; just because I hadn’t found any yet, didn’t mean it wasn’t there. It’s not about the treasure, but about the hunt; finding a map in an old book and understanding the riddles that can take you on an adventure. Strangely, if you think this way, treasure comes to you in different ways. And this is the story of one of the treasures I found without looking for it.(Read Entire Short Story)

This is quite simply one of the most enlightening discussions I have ever heard surrounding ‘race’. I have watched it twice since it came out and recommended it to many since I was so impressed to see such a transparent yet passionate discussion about this controversial subject which hasn’t let up particularly in North America. Some of the topics they delve into are the following:

    1. Nikole Hannah-Jones wins a Pulitzer Prize for the 1619 Project
    2. This is “a desperate struggle for dignity” and
    3. Self-hatred and patronization ..(Watch entire podcast)

news on the march the end

“The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.”- Michel Legrand

Posted in Music, News, politics, Science
3 comments on “5/05 – 11/05/20 incl. False Prophet, Herd Immunity, Trees & the 1619 Project
  1. badfinger20 says:

    I really like the guitar in this one… I’m really looking forward to this album.

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