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Monday again.

Time to . . . 

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As usual, on Mondays I share a bit of this and a little of that and things I discovered over the weekend.

(And I always start things off with my quote-for-the-week.) (Only this week I'm starting off with my mantra of late.)

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Artwork and words by Lisa Congdon.

(If you're not already familiar with Lisa Congdon, do check out her website and Instagram posts. She's an inspiration.)

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I am continuing my own education on racial injustice in America. This is something I actually started decades ago in my foundation work, but something I will never "finish." One thing about this particular time in history . . . it's a great time to LEARN about racism and racial injustice. There are so many more resources now than there were back in the 1990s when I first began my learning journey - and so many ways to access these resources. I hope you'll join me in this learning process.

Here's an excellent list of movies, shows, and documentaries that you can watch to educate yourself on racial injustice.  I would also suggest Just Mercy (available to stream on Prime Video right now). It is so well done -- and it's based on our first Read With Us book selection Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.

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Speaking of reading . . . 

I always think of summer as my prime reading time. I don't think it's actually true for me, but I think my brain is wired to associate summer with the Summer Reading program at my library when I was a kid . . . and how I loved thinking about the whole summer unrolling ahead of me with my stack of books, fresh from the library!

Here's a summer book preview for you, just in case you're looking for something new to read this season.

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Did you see this? Check out illustrator Roz Chast's "lockdown sampler" and read an interview with her in The New Yorker.

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And because no Start Your Engines post would be complete without some advice from CoronaLisa . . .

Here's a handy article from my local Michigan news source ranking 36 activities by coronavirus risk level. I found it extremely helpful, and thought you might, too.

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And, finally, one more thing before you get on with your day.  You may already have seen/heard this, but it is a moving performance -- and one worth watching more than once.

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That's it for me this Monday morning.
I hope your week is off to a good start!

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