These days, the mornings are as dark as the nights and the air has just a faint mention of crisp Autumn. I’m almost willing to believe that the stifling New Orleans heat won’t actually last forever. Change is stirring. Slowly, but stirring. I had a nice visit this week to LoomedNOLA where they have the most lovely and luxurious hand-woven Turkish linens. I found a soft new scarf. I’m trying to will cool air with purchasing power.
The week, as always, is full of big and small. I hope you have coffee and a huge pastry in hand for Sunday reading:
• The most altruistic among us have larger brains and a more keen sense of others in distress. Let’s talk about extreme altruists. Brains of kidney donors seem build for generosity.
• No matter the size of our altruistic brains, I think Be The Match is a great way to give.
• Not just other people’s problems: Why The World Should Actually Care About Ebola.
• Seven days inside the life and death world of Syria’s first responders – the last hope for civilians caught in the chaos: Whoever Saves a Life.
• Some Things You Can Do In Your Sleep, Literally. Our brains are pretty sharp even in their sleep-state. I’d also like to volunteer myself to be a part of a sleep study. How weird and cool would that be!?
• Presidential coffee preferences are a state secret. I’m guessing that President Obama drinks his coffee with cream and sugar. Or sugar and almond milk if Michelle is getting on his case.
• Taking the time to turn off all the pings and dings to read some fiction. It’s called Slow Reading… and it’s weird that we even have to give a special title to reading a book. I highly recommend David Gilbert’s & Sons. It’s a wondrous read.
• Feeling particularly happy, accomplished, and confident? Stay away from the Internet. According to everything on the Internet: You’re Doing It Wrong. SIGH.
• Mortality according to Lena Dunham.
• I love Emily’s tips for Glowing Skin. I’m trying this Matte and Shimmer Pencil and this peachy pink cheek stain. One day I’ll master the wonders of bronzer… or not. It’s cool.
• Pale Pink Autumn Coat. Why not?
• All the reasons that Denise Huxtable from The Cosby Show was a fashion icon for real.
• Let’s be people who make Whole Wheat English Muffins. Perfect as the weather cools down.
Have a most happy Sunday!
I love you, buh-bye.
The Queen of Dreaming
I enjoy these posts very much!!! :)
Your Sunday’s Posts are really Amazing, i will pre-ordered your new book soon! so excited!! i am endlessly interested in your sunday posts always.
Glad you support Be the Match. It’s a wonderful organization and it helps so many people to find a suitable match for a transplant. I work for a bone marrow transplant program so I see first-hand how many people are helped by someone’s selfless act of donating stem cells.
I’m going to add to the folks who have said thanks for spreading the word about Be the Match. My dad had a bone marrow transplant, and growing the registry is my hands-down #1 cause. Have been a fan of the blog and podcast for years now, but this just warms my dang heart. Thank you thank you thank you
Be The Match is such a big deal! You warm my heart! Dang!