The Atlantic: The Silent Crisis of Retail Employment.

Brick-and-mortar retail is having a meltdown, and economists are starting to see the effects in the job market.

Anyone working in retail will tell you, the sooner it dies, the better. At least from a mental health perspective; working with the public is punishing these days. It was already bad before Trump; exponentially worse after. No filters.

NY Times: How to Raise a Creative Child. Step One: Back Off.

Raising a creative child is more about uncovering the talent, nurturing it, seeing where it goes, rather than hewing it to a set predetermined track. I admire this quote: "Emphasis was placed on the development of one’s own ethical code."

Read James Hillman's 'acorn theory': 'Instead of saying, "This is my child,' they must ask, 'Who is this child who happens to be mine?'"