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Mindful : October 2019
Climate change puts Africa’s baobab tree, a source of food, medi- cine, and shelter, at risk of extinction. To combat this, in northeastern South Africa a group of women called the Baobab Guardians nurture and monitor young baobabs for several years, then replant them in the wild. A religious group in the US deplored Good Omens, a fantasy story, for depict- ing “devils and Satanists as normal,” and thousands of members petitioned Netflix to cancel it. This in itself was abnormal, as the miniseries is owned by Amazon Prime. ● Chris, a homeless man in Sydney, Australia, was dis- traught when his pet rat, Lucy, disappeared. A well-meaning passerby had thought Lucy was abandoned and brought her home. Thanks to a social media post, though, Lucy was soon returned to Chris. For her role in the Broadway musi- cal Oklahoma!, Ali Stroker made history as the first wheelchair user to win a Tony Award. But theater has a ways to go for inclusivity: The Tony venue’s stage had no wheelchair ramp. Jessica Anderson, a nurse in London, UK, beat the Guinness World Record for fastest woman to finish a marathon dressed as a nurse. But she was wearing scrubs, so Guinness, which still considers a nurse’s uniform to be a dress, says her record doesn’t count. MINDFUL OR MINDLESS? Our take on who’s paying attention and who’s not by AMBER TUCKER MINDFUL MINDLESS At Germany’s Circus Roncalli, it’s easier to care about creatures and enjoy the show. Roncalli phased out all live animal acts and uses cutting-edge tech- nology to create a “per for- mance” featuring dazzling holographic animals. 18 mindful October 2019 top of mind