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Sunday Reads for January 23. 2022

With Thich Nhat Hanh’s passing, I resurrected a 2019 interview with one of the monk’s disciples to better understand the most important teachings from Buddhism about dying. It was also fascinating to learn how a former FBI agent solved a 75-year-old question — who betrayed Anne Frank and family — by treating it like a cold case. I’m counting on the advice in “How to Remember What You Read” to help my brain retain more. Maybe that’ll include some hopepunk, a scifi genre built on radical optimism.

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    Thich Nhat Hanh’s final mindfulness lesson: How to die peacefully

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    The International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism has announced that Thich Naht Hanh passed away on January 22 in Huế, Vietnam. We are republishing this interview with one of his senior disciples. It first appeared on Vox in March 2019. Thich Nhat Hanh has done more than perhaps any Buddhist …

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    Racing Into an Avalanche with the Alpine Disaster A-Team

    The world’s most elite helicopter rescue team is more important than ever, as skiers and snowboarders venture further in the backcountry and climate change makes mountain conditions more dangerous. The Air-Glaciers team responding to a call for help in the Swiss Alps last winter—one of roughly 2,500 …

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    First, a moment of silence for the 1 million lost. I often hear "Mercury in retrograde" as an explanation for things going wrong, but I never knew its origins or how it became the patron planet of the internet. My dreams are often haunted by ginormous waves so I quivered watching the swells at Nazaré, the capital of big wave surfing. Artist Matthew Wong only came onto my radar after he passed so it felt sacred to learn more about him and his work. In other news: midcentury Jell-O is a trip.

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