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 12 months 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 12 months ago

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

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