It’s been one of those weeks I’ve been eyeing on the calendar for a few good months thinking… yeeeeks I better not stack anything else into that week or I’m sure to blow a gasket. Low and behold, the week was packed to the gills, it came, I worked my ass off, it went, and here I am to tell you about it from the other side.
The past few days I’ve worked with my dearheart Cara Nicoletti, real life friend, incredible sausage maker, and now, I’m happy to say – my favorite friend to cook with in the kitchen. We really got into a (truly nonstop) groove this week and we owned our stuff in a way that Beyonce could write a song about.
I hope your week has been steady and productive. I hope your weekend includes a pool and a bottle of sunscreen. It still is summer, despite the back to school supplies and Fall decor in the stores these days. NOT YET, please. We’re here now, aren’t we?
Here’s the offering this week. Take what you need:
• Nia Wilson. (NYT)
• What a mess we’ve made. The Lost Ones: What will happen to the 463 migrant children whose parents have been deported? (The Atlantic)
• How do we reconcile this? An Unequal Justice. (The Washington Post)
• This is the long read / true nightmare I’m reading through: When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life. (Gizmodo)
• Just think – Mr Roger was someone’s actual neighbor. Here’s a very good story about that: Mr Roger was my actual neighbor. He was everything he was on TV and more. (Vox)
• Excuse me. Pardon me. Just on my way to tea with the Queen. Eighty-year-old Julia Albu drove through Africa, breezing her way through notorious borders and military blockades by saying she was going to London to have tea with the Queen. (BBC)
• I really do love this: A person can instantly blossom into a savant and no one knows why. (Scientific American)
• 1988 in pictures. (The Atlantic)
• How to Go Back to a Flip Phone. Interested? (NYTimes)
• I made this watermelon delight from The Kitchn this week: 2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet. I churned it in my ice cream maker but I hear-tell that the no-churn version is lovely. (The Kitchn, Amazon)
• Here’s the treat I’m making myself this weekend. Peach Cobbler Scones, yes indeed. (Joy the Baker)
• A few tickets left for The BakeAway – a New Orleans baking and photography workshop hosted by meeeee this Labor Day Weekend! Come through! (The BakeAway)
• Just a simple metallic cat backpack – nothing to see here (except really there is). (Gap)
• Speaking of cats WHOA GUYS our cats are making us fearless with parasites: Parasites in cat poop could be reducing our fear of failure. (NBC)
Ending this one on a high note, aren’t we?
My love to you. Happy Sunday!
You hit this one out of the ball park Joy. Every single link, fantastic. Thank you.
Ditto. I want to click on every single link.
I usually read this on Monday and Tuesday, a reflective way to start my week. I really needed to hear, once again, that Mr Rogers was even more Mr Rogers-like in person. I am trying my best to believe that most people are inherently good and he’s my go-to example for trying to be a better person myself.
He spoke at my college graduation and I make it a point every year around that time to rewatch the video of his speech. I too, have to keep believing the inherent good in others, even if I’m not seeing it everyday in reality. Good will win in the end.
I highly recommend the new documentary out about Fred Rogers. It’s wonderful.
I LOVED the article about the woman driving from South Africa to London. “I had been inoculated against every known virus, although the doctor said he didn’t think I’d need any STD precautions, which was insulting” Serious life goals.
haha! I loved that line too! Such an interesting, inspiring article. Adventure knows no age!
I’m interested in spending less time on my phone. I was bing watching The Mysteries of Laura on Netflix and realized I couldn’t watch without scrolling through Instagram! Scrolling through was boring, but I just couldn’t put it down! I’m not ready to get rid of my smart phone, but I’m going to make it a point to spend less time on it! Enjoy your week!
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1988 photo number 23–I am speechless, and warning to those who may go look: It’s a woman on fire. I have tried to find more about her and have come up empty.
In Bavaria the summer holidays of the kids just began :)
xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
I loveeee Cara’s book — you both have an amazing way with words. xo
Growing up in Pittsburgh, you’d inevitably run into one of the cast of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood or find yourself on one of the locations you saw him on as a kid. They are all equipped with a purity and wonderfulness that we need so desperately in the world.
Taste of France
I love these posts–so much to discover. The trip to 1988 was a blast (back when the only bulked-up men were professional wrestlers). The online destruction was chilling. As was unequal justice (another unequal justice–why is it that mass shooters who don’t commit suicide manage to be captured without a shot, but unarmed black men going about their business are so “dangerous” they are executed on the spot without a trial by scared police?).
Yep to your second parenthetical remark (applies to children of color just going about in public, too). I know WHY this happens. The infuriating part is no one with power will address it head-on or pretend there are workable solutions that can be implemented RIGHT NOW.