Hello my friends!
It’s Father’s Day and I take comfort in the fact that I finally figured out a gift that my dad needs and wants. I got him a fancy shave kit situation (at the suggestion from my mother) and I think I’ve scored a win. To be fair, growing up my dad always had a beard and he seemed to be thoroughly satisfied with the painted rocks I gave him as paperweights between the ages of 4 and 14. Why mess with a good thing? One year the paperweights had yarn and goggly eyes and I’m pretty sure that’s the rock paperweight he still has on his desk. What can I say, he’s worth it. And now he’s got the luxury of a good shave? Win.
I’ve been in Aspen for the Food and Wine Classic this week and a few things are true: Aspen is fancy. Apsen will take your breath away, literally. Tell me a nosebleed is normal. I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of my favorite chefs and it’s been tremendously inspiring.
I hope this finds you happy and well and ready for an easy Sunday. Here are some notes from the week. Rather heavy because life is that sometimes. We have to carry both.
• ‘Angels’ to block Westboro Baptist Church’s protest at Orlando memorial. Your cruelty isn’t masked by religion and is combatted by love and strength and white fabric and plastic piping.
• “Hate doesn’t have a creed, race or religion, it is poisonous.” Heavy hearted. Heavy hearted. Jo Cox, Labour MP for Batley and Spen (we’re talking about British government here), mother and wife is murdered.
• Game 7 of that big ol’ basketball is game tonight, but here’s a piece of maybe unknown humanity: Steve Kerr and his mother talk about the legacy of his father’s assassination.
• What I Saw In Syria in photos and video.
• If you want to know, go see for yourself. Dave Eggers at a Donald Trump Rally
• My sister’s friend Yitka Winn ran an Ultra Fiord Race in Patagonia and please read all about it: Beautiful, Cruel Patagonia
• What it would look like to have iPhones made in America: The All-American iPhone.
• An Unhealthy Obsession: a year of following healthy-living blogs. Thank you Marian. Glad you’re back on butter… and I know, blogs have gotten weird these days.
• This made me cry and makes it an important thing for you to read. Five Bicycles in Kalamazoo. I see ghost bikes all over New Orleans and they break my heart. We have to be more careful and conscious because we all matter. And also.. texting and driving is a no always. Always.
• The museum of broken relationships. Is this where I donate my tony butterfly jewelry box and mixed tape with a xerox of parrots on the case? Ok good.
• Deb of Smitten Kitchen went away to Mexico City and brought us back the most lovely pictures and these Weekday Nachos.
I hope you enjoy this day. Let the sun shine in.