👋 Hi friends,
Welcome to the latest edition of Newley’s Notes, a weekly newsletter containing my recent Wall Street Journal stories, must-read links on tech and life, and funny dog videos.
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Image of the week, above: Out and about with Ginger.
Here are 10 items worth your time this week:
1) 🦠 On Covid and parenting.
2) ✈️ RIP business travel.
3) 🇦🇺 Given that Australia won’t let citizens leave the country during the pandemic, can it still be considered a liberal democracy?
4) 🏖️ I was unaware that there is a Margaritaville Resort – a Jimmy Buffet-themed hotel, bar, and restaurant – in Times Square.
5) 👉 As the 20th anniversary of September 11th approaches, and given the U.S. withdraw from Afghanistan, Netflix has a timely five-part documentary I’ve been watching: “Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terror.”
6) ⭐ Related: “The Children of 9/11: Lessons in Resilience” is a moving WSJ feature by my colleague Leslie Brody.
7) 🐦 Here are the year’s best photos of birds.
8) 🎃 Bud Light pumpkin spice hard selzer? You better believe it. (Via the sharp-eyed PB)
🦴 Dog-related video of the week:
Not new, but new to me: “Hilarious Jack Russell Goes Crazy with Excitement at Crufts 2017!”
📖 What I’ve been reading
After finishing the superb “Blood and Oil,” I’ve turned to some World War II history. I’d been searching for some time for a single volume that encapsulates the conflict, and think I have found it in Max Hastings’ “All Hell Let Loose: The World at War 1939–45.”
💡 Quote of the week:
“You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another." – Ernest Hemingway
👊 Fist bump from Hong Kong,