From The Awl: Voting: The Most Discouraging, Important Thing You Can Do

Yikes. So scary. Nearly Half of Americans Are ‘Financially Fragile’: "Nearly half of Americans say that they definitely or probably couldn’t come up with $2,000 in 30 days, according to new research, raising concerns about the financial fragility of many households."

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Oh man! I feel like I would be so good at assembling these, I love a good care package: Lost Crates: get a customized, curated box of stationary and other goodies each month. Seriously, when do I get to have a job as a present maker and buyer?

Seattle love from the NYTimes.

Depressing but unavoidable: The Earth Is Full: "You really do have to wonder whether a few years from now we’ll look back at the first decade of the 21st century — when food prices spiked, energy prices soared, world population surged, tornados plowed through cities, floods and droughts set records, populations were displaced and governments were threatened by the confluence of it all — and ask ourselves: What were we thinking? How did we not panic when the evidence was so obvious that we’d crossed some growth/climate/natural resource/population redlines all at once?"

"Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how…We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark." - Agnes de Mille

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