Things I almost blogged

Lucy Dacus’ cover of Dancing in the Dark.

Video of how they made the roars in The Lion King.

NPR’s “old-school roséwave soundtrack.”

On cities and prayer:

“City life is troubling in the same way the rest of life is troubling; it presents you with people who have a real moral claim on you, with whom you are linked by various dependencies, and then leaves you to navigate these things on your own.”

Video of actor and alum David Costabile giving my high school’s Father-Son Breakfast talk back in 2016, and hearing his love for our shared late Latin teacher Doc Warman, whose influence, in retrospect, is happily visible in Costabile’s Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul character.

Also related to Gonzaga, the story of a man whom many of us there in the ’90s were lucky to meet, Joseph “Shabaka” Brown.

He belongs to an exclusive club, one of 138 citizens since 1973 who were convicted of capital murder, but after years and years of caged torment on death row were freed on grounds of innocence or dropped charges.

Enjoyed this story of a tour of old New York church catacombs. Glad the tour is still hanging in there (proof of vax required).

Philip Glass old-school Sesame Street music and art:

Adrienne Rich’s “What Kind of Times Are These.”

I’ve walked there picking mushrooms at the edge of dread, but don’t be fooled
this isn’t a Russian poem, this is not somewhere else but here,
our country moving closer to its own truth and dread,
its own ways of making people disappear.

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