Unrest Times: Sarah’s Weekly Newsletter

Sunday, July 7

Hi everybody, hope you’re all doing really well and staying safe. I haven’t had any time to sit down and write because I’ve been at Nathaniel’s house for about a week, and that’s been keeping me busy. We’ve been occupying our time with movies and summer drives, and I’ve also been hanging out with his family a lot while he’s at work. Today he’s working 11-7:30, so I’m curled up on his bed with his jacket draped around my shoulders, trying to finally get some work done.

The other reason my projects have sort of halted this week is because of all the civil unrest in my country this week. It feels wrong to be blogging and writing about my happy little life when so many other people are suffering and dying. I’ve donated some money and signed petitions for BLM, but I still wish I could do more. Admittedly, I wouldn’t feel safe going to a protest in Boston, so I’m trying to help in other ways. I think it’s important for all of us to do our very best to be kind and proactive in times like these, no matter how big or small your effort is. Even just educating the people in your life who have ignorant or prejudiced views can make a huge difference.

George Floyd protests in Boston: 'This time is different'
PC: Boston Herald

Anyway, I’m just finishing up my coffee, and now I’m going to get some writing done for this upcoming week. I know this sounds crazy, but I feel propelled to start another website. Maybe Nathaniel and I can start our own music exclusive blog, since we both love to analyze music and write about it. As many of you know, he’s a huge fan of the Grateful Dead, and I’ve been dying for him to write an article about them for a while. I’m also going to prepare some interview questions for a very, very special article I have coming to Analog this month! I can’t wait to tell you guys more. Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

 

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