We Need to Feel to Heal

(Lissa Rankin) As I’m trapped in my house because the air quality where I live in the Bay Area is incompatible with life, as I’m sheltered in place for six months and gave up all summer travel because I want to be a responsible community member and don’t want to hurt anyone who might be at risk of COVID, I am wrestling with how we live in a world where our president doesn’t believe in climate disasters and some doctors with public influence are denying the danger of COVID. I can only make sense of all this by viewing disaster denialism as a trauma response that deserves our compassion.

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LOVE NOT HATE: This Black Musician Befriended Ku Klux Klan Leaders Inspiring Hundreds of Members to Abandon the Cult

(Mayukh Saha) A musician can’t just stick to one form of music and consider it their calling. They need to explore diverse fields and be a master of them all. It gives them a vast repertoire of choices and also gives them worldly wisdom. And no musician can epitomize this thought better than Daryl Davis- an African American pianist who has had the good fortune to play with Chuck Berry, BB King, and others. Not only does he play the Blues, but he also plays jazz, classical, rock, and dabbles in others. But maybe his life’s calling was his performance in Maryland. There he was the only Black person in the entire hall filled with members of the Ku Klux Klan. 

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A Giant Nuclear Fusion Reactor Hotter than the Sun to Provide Unlimited Clean Energy to the World Marks Milestone

(Andy Corbley) In France, President Emmanuel Macron held a ceremony July 27 to launch the assembly phase of one of humanity’s most-complex engineering projects ever attempted—a giant nuclear fusion reactor, a machine that could produce relatively unlimited amounts clean power.

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Canada Allows Patients to Use Psychedelics for End-Of-Life Therapy

(John Vibes) For this first time ever, the Canadian government has approved patients to take psychedelic psilocybin mushrooms as a part of their end-of-life therapy. The therapy has been approved for four patients who will receive an exemption from the Canadian Drugs and Substances Act to take psychedelic mushrooms.

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