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NN274: Joyful Jack Russells

👋 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)

9) 🎧 Podcast of the week: Elizabeth Holmes’s trial is beginning; don’t miss “Bad Blood: The Final Chapter,” hosted by John Carreyrou, who broke the Theranos story for the WSJ.

10) 🐀 Capybaras are running wild in Buenos Aires. Video is here.

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🦴 Dog-related video of the week:

Not new, but new to me: “Hilarious Jack Russell Goes Crazy with Excitement at Crufts 2017!

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📖 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.”

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💡 Quote of the week:

“You can’t get away from yourself by moving from one place to another." – Ernest Hemingway

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👊 Fist bump from Hong Kong,

Newley

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