It has (finally!) felt fully like summer here in Pittsburgh this past week. It hit 94 degrees on Wednesday, which is usually what it hits at the peak of the season! I’ve been trying to really take advantage of this while I can, and have spent a lot of my working-from-home time outside on my deck. It really makes me feel so much better, and happier, and less stressed.
On to this week’s favorites…
This was filmed before all of the shutdowns, obviously, and just reminds me how much I want to be able to see a live show again! The music (and story) are so powerful.
I don’t know how many of you are from Pittsburgh, but the local newspaper (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) recently barred a Black reporter from covering the protests after she tweeted something that they claimed made her biased. Obviously, this is just a quick overview, but if you feel (like I do!) that their actions were wrong, you can sign on to support the journalists.
Another tinted sunscreen to add to my repertoire! The texture of this one is like a mousse, and it took me a bit to get used to it, but now I’m sold. It just evens out my skin with a tiny bit of tint, and has mineral-based sun protection, if you’re sensitive to chemical sunscreen.
I have SO many questions about the safety of so many different activities right now – being outside with friends, 6 feet apart? Being inside? Traveling by car for a short trip? This isn’t a set of hard-and-fast rules, but surveys over 500 epidemiologists on when they’ll feel comfortable returning to different activities again. It’s not certainty, but it’s somewhere to start.
Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures is hosting a virtual talk by Dr. Robin DiAngelo about her book, White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism. Tickets are only $10 (including taxes and fees), and if money is an issue, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for one of their Community Tickets. I bought my ticket already – let me know if you do, too!