From NPR: 'Black America's Law Firm' Looks To Big Cases With New Leadership. Go go NAACP Legal Defense Fund!

Image: yoko ono's 1996 cleaning piece.

Did you know that today is the anniversary of Boston's Great Molasses Flood? Did you even know that was a thing?

Tegan & Sara cover The Rolling Stones' “Fool to Cry." (Also from Cover Me, the best cover songs of 2012.)  And, again, I'll say it: I need a Thermals show to thrash around at, ASAP: "I Let It Go" (or an acoustic version: "I Let It Go").  Bonus archival video from Daytrotter: Van Morrison "Don't Look Back Belfast (Belfast, Ireland) Feb 1, 1979"

"15 year old Noah St. John recounts a defining car ride with his two moms, and in the process earns the title of 'NPR Snap Judgment Performance of the Year.'" Incredible performance.

A nice interview with EB White (in spite of the fact he admits to not being a big reader). I thought this was interesting: "I was deeply impressed by Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. It may well be the book by which the human race will stand or fall." True enough. (Also, the opening paragraph reminiscing about a visit to his farm is sweet.)

"The more you try to avoid suffering, the more you suffer, because smaller and more insignificant things begin to torture you, in proportion to your fear of being hurt. The one who does most to avoid suffering is, in the end, the one who suffers most." - Thomas Merton, The Seven Storey Mountain

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