READING! “My” for Tuesday, July 14th

Today has two important celebrations (so no Tuesday song today)

First, it was on this date in 1789 that French Revolutionaries stormed the Bastille fortress and prison. Learn more about this important day in world history:

In the Catholic Church, today is the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, patroness of ecology and the native people of North American.

First is a short video telling her story. And the second is a clip about her importance to Native American Catholics as well as the complex legacy of Catholicism and native people in North America:

Seven summers ago, my wife and I had the great joy of participating in Sunday mass at the St. Kateri shrine in the Mohawk Valley of New York State (if you’ve even been on the NY Thruway between Albany and Syracuse, you drove very near to this shrine’s location.) See the end of this post for some of my photos from the shrine.


Here’s the excellent sources that I feature each day – The Week and the Five Things to Know Today

The Conversation

Good News Network site and the Daily “Good News in History”

Creighton U. Daily Reflections

National Catholic Reporter – Copy Desk Daily, July 14, 2020

And Tuesday brings Michael Sean Winters’ Links for 7/14/20


And here’s the link (which stays the same each day) to “My”

The Ed Tech Emergent Daily, Tuesday July 14th You can bookmark this link!


Here’s my TOP FIVE stories from today’s “My”:

+ [COVER STORY] – “Colson Whitehead Awarded 2020 Library of Congress Award for American Fiction”

NOTE: If you’ve not yet read his most recent novel “The Nickle Boys,” drop everything and go and read this powerful, historically-based story. It’s relatively short – you could almost read it in one sitting.

And, put this on your calendar for the day after tomorrow:

On Thursday, July 16, Whitehead will join Hayden in a conversation on race in America, part of a video series called Hear You, Hear Me. The conversation will be available at 7 p.m. on the Library’s Facebook and YouTube channels, as well as on the LoC’s video page. The prize ceremony will take place online during the National Book Festival, slated for September 25-27.


+ “Carbon Pricing Works – The Largest-ever Study Puts It Beyond Doubt”

+ “The Climate Fix You’ve Been Waiting For: Rock Dust”

+ “Why Joe Biden Has His Eye on Rep. Karen Bass [for VP]”

+ “The Midnight Gospel Creator Duncan Trussell on Discovering the ‘Resurrective Quality’ of Animation”

+ “8 Top Self-Improvement Tips That Will Help You Live a Happier, More Productive Life”


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