Former President Barack Obama Delivers Speech At 16th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture | TIME - YouTube →

I joined the live stream about half way through, but what I heard was extremely refreshing after yesterday and the last (almost) two years. We need more of his words and leadership going forward -- I hope this is a signal he's re-entering public life.

Putin’s playbook for discrediting America and destabilizing the West →

Ukraine, Brexit, Syria, Trump, promotion of fascist candidates in European elections (Le Pen in France), support for fascism in the US…it’s all right there in the book. And they’ve done it all while barely firing a shot.

All happening right before our eyes.

(h/t: Kottke)

Our annual five days in the Adirondacks. Totally magical. Spent time in Lake Placid, hiked Mt. Regis, paddled Lake Meacham, and spent 99% of the time with no cell service. Relaxing!