One. Granted. I cry easily. But I did not expect to cry watching this. That women should still be subjected to bullying because they have chosen a supposedly male profession is beyond the pale, in America, in 2016. That they get vilified because it’s easy to do when hiding behind a Twitter moniker is heartbreaking. More than the women, watch the men in this video.
Two. I am proud to say a group of people in my hometown of Bologna came up with a great idea: a library of objects you can borrow as you would a book. Need a pair of skis for the weekend? A food mixer? A drill? A bicycle? Objects, useful, mundane or random, can all be borrowed (not rented) at Leia.
Three. Bernie Sanders would approve. And if you like Greek yogurt, you should just buy Chobani. Hamdi Ulukaya, the founder of Chobani yogurt (the one that created the craze for Greek yogurt in the States) this week gave 10%, in the form of shares, of his company to all his employees. Shares were distributed according to length of service and can be sold once the company goes public or is bought. The newest employees stand to make $150,000 while those who were there from the beginning are looking at $1,000,000.
Four. Taking civic lessons from an elephant.
Five. And let’s not forget to breathe.
Top Image: reverse graffiti by William Kenteridge (more about it next week)