A philosopher friend reccomended this article from the New Yorker on philosoper Derek Parfit: How To Be Good: "An Oxford philosopher thinks he can distill all morality into a formula. Is he right?" I can't say I understood everything in the article, but it's an interesting portrait of an undoubtedly very intelligent man, and, I think, worth a read.

From the Good Men Project, "Tom Matlack asked his friend Steve Locke to write for us about race. He declined. Here’s why."

Left: "Andrew Carnegie built an impressive 2,509 libraries around the turn of the 20th century. Now Rick Brooks and Todd Bol are on a mission to top his total with their two-foot by two-foot Little Free Libraries. The diminutive, birdhouse-like libraries, which Brooks and Bol began installing in Hudson and Madison, Wisconsin, in 2009, are typically made of wood and Plexiglas and are designed to hold about 20 books for community members to borrow and enjoy. Offerings include anything from Russian novels and gardening guides to French cookbooks and Dr. Seuss." LOVE it. source.

From PRI: Skyscraper greenhouses could be farms of future: "Vertical farms could help solve environmental problems associated with agriculture in order to make cities more sustainable."

One of my oldest friends was married this past weekend and, oh la la, had his wedding announcement published in the NYTimes (I know this is old hat to most New Yorkers, but I still find it thrilling). Congrats, Matt and Rachel, and all my best wishes for a lifetime of joy together. *

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