Yesterday I was forwarded a design brief for a website. It was translated from Dutch to English on google translate. Here’s an excerpt: 

“When opening the site is the image that a person in a light onion heaven receives an asterisk a bright spot in existence so that one on his way, in life. The site may feel loving, softness but also a business look, I have an example of thought attached something emits light which is in the hands of a person or something that one receives”

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Letter to My Son” – The Atlantic

“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”

Source: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Letter to My Son” – The Atlantic

This is a test. I cannot recall how I have my “posting to X automatically updates Y” settings. What better way to test that with a great piece by one of my favorite writers? Apologies in advance if you end up seeing this more than once while I’m testing.

You’re not “slapping sense” into your kids, you’re setting them up for a lifetime of depression, anxiety, and drug and alcohol abuse.

The brain scans of corporally punished young adults showed nearly 20 percent reduction in the volume of gray matter in certain areas of the prefrontal cortex of their brains, compared with those who were not hit. Gray matter is associated with intelligence and intellect, Dr. Teicher said, and harm to that region is linked to depression, addiction and other mental health disorders.

Source: Is Being Pro-Spanking A Sign of Brain Damage? | Dame Magazine

Chattanooga Whiskey Co. — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER

Tim Piersant and his partners had to unite the people of Chattanooga to reverse Prohibition-era laws before they could even begin their quest to start making whiskey in a city that long ago turned out more booze than any other place in Tennessee.  As it turned out, changing the law was the easy part.

Source: Chattanooga Whiskey Co. — THE BITTER SOUTHERNER