1. Ever heard of Cathedral Cove? Me neither. Cathedral Cove is in New Zealand and is actually called Te Whanganui-A-Hei and is actually on the north side of the North Island and on Mercury Bay. The Maori name refers to the Hei, who are the main tribe of Maori, and the scenery is plucked from a scene of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.
2. You and Me.
3. Texas Monthly’s Christian Wallace and Cat Cardenas have an oral history of your favorite time-traveling dog Wishbone.
4. Also from Texas Monthly, Texas Monthly’s Aaron Chamberlain continues his ride around the perimeter around the state of Texas and has made it to Texarkana, so he starts to head West for the first time on his trip.
5. This is a really long essay about running a long ways. Longread’s Devin Kelly:
In one of her seminal works, The Years, Annie Ernaux writes “The world is suffering from lack of faith in a transcendental truth.” I think that transcendental truth is simple. I think that truth has to do with solidarity. I think it has to do with existing in service of others existing, and not in spite of, or despite them. With putting your own personal pursuit aside sometimes. With understanding, or attempting to understand, the various inconsistencies of others, the way we are made and unmade in a world that tells us, every day, a different way to be made and unmade. Sometimes the transcendental truth involves giving up the race and just sitting with your friends. It involves forgetting the phrase I just said: giving up, and other phrases, like quitting, or losing. It involves remembering that the word last doesn’t just refer to last place, but also refers to lasting for a long time. Life gives me glimpses of those moments. I have run to find those moments. But I am also learning to live to find them. And learning to love to find them. And learning to miss them when they are gone.