Articles of Interest

So much is being written, daily, about the outbreak and its consequences for us. Below is a selection of articles that I have found most clear and helpful for understanding both what is happening and what we can do.

A lovely article about that cultural icon, Charlie Brown, and that Christmas Special that was part of the childhood (if you are of a certain age!) of so many of us. Enjoy…happy tenth day of Christmas!

Charlie Brown as a snow globe

An article about grief and sharing our losses

Here is a recent article from the NY Times about how the process of “redlining” – making sure black folks didn’t migrate to white neighborhoods – is still affecting those neighborhoods in many significant ways today, even though formal redlining itself has been outlawed decades ago.

Here is a recent article from the Atlantic that summarizes many things that we have learned about how the pandemic is spreading across America, and the many factors, and injustices, at work as we begin to move away from social distancing measures:

From NBCChicago “Chicago Doctor’s Blunt Speech About COVID-19 Hits Home Across the Country; Read Her Full Speech
A great speech on why we need to practice social distancing.

From Medium“Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now”
A “deep dive” into the evolution of the outbreak in various places. Explains a lot, with very clear graphs and information.

From The Atlantic “Cancel Everything”
This article got my attention on March 10, a few days before anyone else was brave enough to suggest taking drastic action.

From the podcast Scene on Radio, Season Two:

This podcast is our resource for our Summer/Fall Sunday morning zoom fellowship discussion. Each week Pastor Steve facilitates our discussion of an episode in this series and provides links to biblical content and our lives as individuals and a congregation.

From the podcast The 1619 Project, an episode on the birth of American Music: