Sunday!! Let’s scream it from the rooftops!
I hope this week has found you well and healthy and happy and eating as many holiday cookies as cross your path.
For me it’s that time of year where I find myself looking around feeling like “whoa… what happened.. where is the year? Gone? Like almost gone gone!? Ok… take stock.” I’m thinking a lot about the people who have come into my life this year, the things I’ve learned (mostly the hard way), the ways I’ve grown, and the ways I feel stuck and stubborn. I’m thinking about questions that were answered (not many), and questions that remain unanswered. Good things to think about while making decking the halls and sipping eggnog.
Sidenote: Do you like eggnog? Why is it so thick? It’s like drinking ice cream.
I hope this Sunday finds you quiet and reflective with some sort of edible festive treat in your hand. We’re in it. Let’s enjoy.
Here’s where we are with the Internet this week:
• Most Violence In The World Is Motivated By Personal Morality. “It wasn’t about a breakdown in moral sensibilities, but more that their sense of morality was different. They viewed violence as the fundamentally right thing to do even if no one else could see any possible justification for it.” AKA: Right-fighters / Wrong-fighters.
• It’s hard to know what to do about the Internet. Americans Attracted to ISIS Find an “Echo Chamber” on Social Media. These kinds of articles leave me feeling like… What. Literally WHAT are we supposed to do?
• The world is really confusing. The Strange Life of a Teen Social Media Celebrity
• Well… here we are. Millions of teens are using a secret app to divulge their anxieties, crushes, and generally mean-spirited teen-crap in an app that parents can’t see. COOL. The After School app. Parenting seems more terrifying than ever. How do you do it. Literally HOW!?
• My parents worked for the post office their entire careers. They didn’t cry that much. Really.. they didn’t cry ever. Blues On Wheels – A writer becomes a carrier for the United States Postal Service and cries about it.
• Weekend Read: Meet the Minnesota men who clean up after human tragedy. There Will Be Blood. (Kinda graphic.. no, definitely really graphic.)
• A letter from Mary Weiland about her late husband Scott Weiland: Don’t glorify this tragedy.
• We’re fascinated with our own brains. How Popular People’s Brains Are Different. All I know is, I’ll give you all my fruit if you let me watch old episodes of Real Housewives of NYC.
• Remember last year when we were all obsessed with Adnan Syed and his story on the Serial Podcast. Well, Serial is back with a new story.
• I’m thinking about asking Usher to teach me the art of performance, and then asking Annie Leibovitz to give me some photography tips. Masterclass. (I feel like these would also make a great holiday gift!)
• Ending your text message with a period? What are you, some kind of heartless monster!? (Yes.)
• Last week I went to Boston’s Eat Boutique Holiday Market and was introduced to Apotheker’s Chocolate. It’s bee-sweetened chocolate made by a lovely husband and wife team. My two favorites are the Mint Chocolate and the Cashew and Sea Salt.
• I just bought this food-grade activated charcoal to experiment with charcoal drinks. I love a potion.
• I hope to inspire you to get in the holiday spirit with FUDGE. Old school… except with all sorts of things like mint and pretzels and please please make this! Peppermint Pretzel Marshmallow Fudge
• Sometimes I cook things that I don’t take pictures of. This week: Gluten Free and Dairy Free Pizza. It. Was. So. Good!
I’m so glad youre here. Have a beautiful day!