Speaking of PBS, Sesame Street has a new deal with HBO and it is a fascinating set-up to keep the show alive. It breaks my heart that this is even a question. But I'm all in favor if this is what it takes.
I'm sure by now that everyone has read this absolutely horrifying article about the Cascadia Subduction Zone in the Pacific Northwest but just in case you missed it... warn all your friends to get the heck out while they still can. Yikes.
I recently stumbled upon Skywatch Friday. Fun!!
I was in the car driving somewhere this week when I heard Melissa Block say something offhand about it being her last week on All Things Considered and I swear to goodness I almost burst into tears. I hope I'm not the only one who has NPR employees as imaginary friends. At least she isn't retiring for good. I really will cry the day Audie Cornish or David Green or Steve Inskeep leave the regular air.
Things fitting perfectly—I didn't realize it was a thing but YES!!
The Freedmen's Bureau Project is worth checking out. What a huge breakthrough for the world of genealogy!
Ali Edwards is hosting her annual Week in the Life documentary project next week beginning August 17. While I've done lots of Photo-A-Day projects, I've never done this one—I'm thinking of jumping in. We certainly have new scenery and routines to photograph around here.