A random collections of blog posts, articles and other things I think are worth sharing

Horse Nation: An Open Love Letter to Lani: The Weirdest Race Horse Ever (Fun read. Let your freak flag fly, Lani!)

“Your connections were completely unsure if they loaded you in the starting gate the next day if you would run or maybe saunter off and get your hair did. The suspense!”

Scientific American: Why Was Harambe the Gorilla in a Zoo in the First Place? (Food for thought)

“Captive breeding by zoos to produce individuals who are going to live out their lives in cages, in the name of entertainment and possibly in the name of education and conservation, raises many challenging questions.”

 NPR: Digging up the Roots of Waste in Victorian-Era Rubbish (fascinating, actually…imagine the volume of stuff they’ll dig up from our current throw-away society).

The Atlantic: the Seven Broken Guardrails of Democracy

“Of all the alternatives for their post-Obama future, Republicans and conservatives selected the most self-destructive of the options before them. Why? What went wrong? That will be the excruciating mystery to ponder during the long and difficult work of reconstruction ahead.”