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May 21st Weekly Quick Pick Mix

walk the line and never mind the cost and don't wonder who them lawmen was protectin'...


Hey world!

Welcome to your Weekly Quick Pick Mix, your weekly package o'Justin, including a virtual mix tape of tunes I've been listening to and a selection of reads, listens, and other cool, informative stuff I've been shoving into my brain.

Take care!

Spotify: May 21st 2021 Weekly Quick Pick Mix

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Reads of the Week:

It's time to reassess the culture of work:

Prosecutor Says Deputies Were Justified In The Fatal Shooting Of Andrew Brown Jr. Perhaps we should consider that in the case of a warrant for a non-violent crime, it's best to just let the person go. You know his name. You know his license number. Get him the next time.

20 Companies Are Behind Half Of The World's Single-Use Plastic Waste, Study Finds

With Lethal Injections Harder To Come By, Some States Are Turning To Firing Squads

That the best case scenario involves switching to a firing squad speaks to the moral rot within our culture. The death penalty is wrong.

Take Care of your Graduate

My wife, Kristin Bivens, has an incredible business, Wick-Ed Pop Candle Co. She was recently interviewed by Take Care, South Bend. Check it out! And buy some candles!


Links and More:

A Knitter, A Rock Climber And A Mixologist Teach Us How To Find A Hobby

A great listen.

More Cities Are Handing People Cash With No Strings Attached. Here's Why

I've read about study after study that indicates that direct funds are the best was to help those in need.

Unladeliky Podcast: Episode 116: Ask Unladylike: Happiness vs. Toxic Positivity

So many good tips here. I'm definitely adopting a focus on the concepts of being "time famished", "time affluent", and, my favorite, "time confetti". Let's all use our time confetti in better ways.

Behind the Police Podcast

“ the end no officers were indicted for horrifically maiming a small child.” For a drug raid. Where the drugs were not found.

Such an informative listen. Opinions on the police are complicated, but you need to know the history and the facts before settling on one.

"Challenge you to think of better ways to organize the world"

"Mind the cost."


WQPM playlists are a collection of ten songs I've been listening to this week, crossing genre, era, and taste. No themes here, just the tunes I've been sticking in my ears lately. The newest Weekly Quick Pick Mix is available on Spotify and Apple Music.

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