Bits and Clips for June 2020

Bits and Clips for June 2020

bits and clips June 2020

This Bits and Clips post is a regular feature on this blog of the best I’ve seen on the internet during each month. I hope you find something in these links and many memes that is inspiring, helpful, challenging, motivating, educational, or touching:


Kehinde Wiley on John Singer Sargent

New Zealand launches $175m arts and music recovery package

We Are The World (Berklee Students and Alumni)

Why We Need Arts in Times of Crisis

“Aquarium” Video – Norwalk Symphony Orchestra

A Call to Unite – Alvin Ailey’s ‘Revelations’

2 Uncles And A ‘Doorway To Imagination’


Highlights from W. Eugene Smith’s “Nurse Midwife,” 1951


The Bay Area Blessing — Churches sing ‘The Blessing’ over the San Francisco Bay Area

Harmony and friendship replace division


Let the protests transform into change


Daily Prayer

Gay Christian Artist Justin Ryan – “Our Father” Live

Absalom, My Son | Ariel & Sofía

Celine Dion & Josh Groban Live “The Prayer”


You Need a Schedule


Why I Train Grandmothers to Treat Depression

To White Parents Who Want To Be Allies At This Time

Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination

Reflections From a Token Black Friend

Tense Protest Turns Emotional When 60 Police Kneel Before Demonstrators

Confessions of a Former Bastard Cop

Colin Kaepernick Wins Amnesty International’s Highest Honor

Why Every Environmentalist Should Be Anti-Racist

Jimmy Carter releases statement on George Floyd protests

Italy’s New Hiking Trail Will Connect 25 National Parks


Anti-Black Racism Education Resource List

Books about Criminal Justice


29 Movies, Shows, and Documentaries to Watch to Educate Yourself on Racial Injustice

and Hope:

In a Historic Victory, Governor Cuomo Signs Repeal of 50-A Into Law

When 511 Epidemiologists Expect to Fly, Hug and Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again















I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. John gregory 4 years ago

    O.k. So much good stuff…my favorite…the swings against a brick wall! Testify! Many, many smiles…thank you.

    Do you subscribe to the daily CALM?

    If not I would ❤️ To give it to you’

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      Polly Castor 4 years ago

      I do not subscribe. Those photos I got from you!

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