David Navarro:

Everything is about attitude — the no-ego, no-asshole attitude: hungry, collaborative, empathetic, humble and above all passionate.That’s what I look at first.

It’s less the title, more the attitude.

150/365 Mirror, mirror
Photo 150 of 365. The whole set.

Rob Walker:

“Devote time to studying something you’ve seen before. You can look over and over — until like [New York Times culture reporter Randy] Kennedy, you’re seeing something in a way that nobody else would.”

The Art of Noticing, 28.

The Guardian:

The Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world.

Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” is favoured over “global warming”, although the original terms are not banned.

Because words matter.

Om Malik:

Maybe it is time for platforms to rethink the idea of engagement, purely from the point of view of conversations and communication. In a weird sort of way, the Snapchat streaks are a perfect encapsulation of an engagement dynamic, which cannot be monetized but is just a non-verbal, non-textual conversation between a small subset of friends and meaningful only to them.

8 1/2 minutes on saving our planet

David Attenborough is a man with a plan

David Attenborough has a plan in four parts on how to save our planet. These 8 1/2 minutes are well spent.

Climate change needs to be in the curriculum, climate justice needs to be on the agenda

NPR has eight suggestions on how to educate children about climate change and its effects in the classroom. They range from lab projects, to using films and novels. This topic definitely needs to be on the curriculum. At the same time, it seems to me that young activists are taking the lead in informing adults about the impact of climate change and in issuing the call for climate justice. We also have a lot to learn from Greta and her likes. (Via Kottke)

What makes a font presidential?

Matthew Butterick:

But typography—that’s a real decision candidates have to make today, with real money and real consequences. And if I can’t trust you to pick some reasonable fonts and colors, then why should I trust you with the nuclear codes?

Typography matters. Also when you’re a presidential candidate. (Via John Gruber)

If you work with people in other timezones Calzones is a rather handy app for your phone or tablet.

120/365 Ecumenical blossoms
The trees and the Ecumenical Centre

The tree in the garden behind the Ecumenical Centre a beautiful shade of purple, a reminder of spring that is past and summer that is almost here.