Long before the Covid-19 pandemic, before the righteous uprisings for racial justice swept across the world, the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi decided to open his new memoir with this quotation: “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” –J. Krishnamurti As a six year old, the young Tenzin began […]The post Revered Buddhist Monk Reflects on Transformational Change appeared first on Internet Archive Blogs.
Portable cell phone battery chargers have saved my bacon more than once while traveling. From overtaxing my iPhone taking vacation pictures to relying on Google Maps to get me where I’m going in a car without an aux port, there are times that low battery warning would trigger a major anxiety attack were I out and about without a power brick capable of refilling my phone’s tank at least once. But I’ve also made a habit of keeping one of them fully charged in a desk drawer at home, and you should too. There’s a lot going on in America right now. It’s summer, a time when higher temps and increased air conditioner use trigger brownouts when energy supply can’t keep up with demand. We’re also three days into what looks to be a record-breaking hurricane season; I probably don’t need to tell you what storms can do to cut off juice to your home. Factor in the remote possibility power will be disrupted in some way by the ongoing nationwide protests over police brutality alongside a host of other more mundane causes (from fallen tree branches to an overzealous contractor) and there are more than enough reasons to keep a charger at the ready even when you aren’t out and about.