Yes, technically this is a commercial for Lyft. But I’m a sucker for short films and good advertising.
I found this video on Crwn Magazine‘s website and adore it. It’s called June: Life is Better When You Share the Ride.
In an animated short film by Academy Award-winner John Kahrs, a lonely widow in historic South Chicago is inspired to start sharing the ride — and sharing her life, too. Featuring original song, “Movin,” written and performed by Lyft driver-turned-recording artist Sir the Baptist, who launched his music career after a connection with a Lyft passenger.
If you have a few minutes, it’s worth a watch.
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In the winter, the snow covered buildings look so different from the plain red brick. The snow adds a powdered sugar look to the rooftops.
But as the seasons go by, what is normal changes. Seeing the city from such a great height each day, I notice the big picture.
After the snow melts, the rooftops go back to being red. But I didn’t notice or miss anything in between them.
With the warmer weather, the trees have leaves on them again. I notice spring blooming while walking around on the street. The other day I suddenly noticed all the green between the rooftops.
I see you Boston and you’re beautiful!
Back at the end of January, I wrote my first post in this series on the Trump era. I had planned to regularly write about things I notice happening around me, as suggested by a series of posts by Amy Siskind.
Experts in authoritarianism advise to keep a list of things subtly changing around you, so you’ll remember.
She is up to Week 22. I have not been up to the task. I read a lot of tweets, articles, blog posts and watch videos about all that is going on. I saved links to share them, but it got too overwhelming and I didn’t write that next post. Until today.
With each revelation of Trump’s connections with Russia and the resignations of many of his staff, I hoped that finally this house of cards was collapsing and his administration would end. It seems that nothing is enough. Isn’t this treason? Shouldn’t treason be enough?
This past week, tensions with North Korea seemed to be coming to a head with threats of nuclear war. I was surprised to wake up Saturday and Sunday. It’s Monday, a holiday here in Massachusetts — Patriot’s Day.
We are closing in on 100 days into this horrifying administration. Since I have a bit of time and we seemed to have survived this new century’s answer to the Cuban Missile Crisis, I decided that I would make note of a few things.
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The Tax March happened this past weekend. People marched all over the country and world demanding that Trump release his income tax returns. He still refuses. Trump tweeted yesterday, Easter Sunday, that people marching were paid protestors and that the crowds were small. Reports and pictures showed very large crowds and of course people were not paid.
Maxine Waters continues to speak out against Trump and discuss impeachment.
The city of Cambridge, Massachusetts passed a resolution asking Congress to look into impeaching Trump.
Trump wants to eliminate dozens of agencies and programs.
Today, the White House is hosting the annual Easter Egg Roll.
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Stay strong my fellow Americans. We seem to be in this for the long haul.