Weeknotes #10: Happy birthday, America! Do better.
Independence Day resolutions
A friend I used to work with—and whom I’m most likely to run into at marches and rallies—shared this comic around the 4th of July (aka Independence Day for the United States):
Text alternative for the comic dialog
Person A: So, have you decided on your Independence Day resolutions yet?
Person B: My…what?
Person A: You know…like what specific injustices do you plan to rebel against in the coming year?
I LOVE THIS IDEA. Unquestioning patriotism doesn’t resonate with me—believing that my country can do better, and I can be part of that, does resonate. So I really love the action of tying civic goals to this holiday. Starting this year, I’m choosing (quietly) 2–3 top priorities where I can focus my energy and resources.
Including remote colleagues
Being the only person calling into a meeting—where everyone else is physically present—reminds me that I can do a better job of making sure my remote colleagues are heard. It is really, really hard to interject into a conversation, so I want to be better at polling the folks on the phone every so often.
Speaking of remote colleagues, the only links I set aside this week are from a one Eric Lawrence: