I have a peach cake recipe burning a hole in my pocket. It’s a doozy of a blog post and every time I sit down to write it, sleep coaxes me closer. It doesn’t help that each time I sit down to finish the post I’m either already in bed or on an airplane – it’s nearly impossible to stay awake in/on either.
It would be safe to say that I’ve done too much this week. I’ve gone from coast to coast… to coast, and just worked really hard with the last of the Bakehouse Summer Tour and a few other deadlines I’m working about. No complaints. I’m just out here trying to stay healthy, hydrated, and punctual. When I feel over-traveled I go to the drugstore and buy myself whatever I want. Pictured above. Grown stuff, you know?
The world is on fire. I think we struggle with being steady stewards of our planet. Is steward the right word?
I hope this weekend gives you an opportunity to go slow. As slow as feels good. The offering this week is broad. Take what you’d like:
• Have you started the latest podcast project from The New York? The 1619 Project observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. Yea, dig in.
• Why the Amazon Is on Fire (CityLab)
• Photos: Hong Kong protesters unify in a human chain across the city. (Quartz)
• This piece about living in the French Quarter resonates in many ways. It’s beautiful and complex like most things: Who Stays Gone, and Who Can Afford To Return, a year in the French Quarter of New Orleans (New Yorker)
• This is an incredibly beautiful read sent over by reader Elizabeth (thank you!). “I had arrived in my thirties believing that to need things from others made you weak. I think this is true for lots of people but I think it is especially true for women.” The Crane Wife (The Paris Review)
• I can vouch for the fact that this is real, but no one will ever take Negronis from me: “Meet the unfluencer, the person who makes me want to do the opposite of whatever she’s doing and throw out whatever I already own that she has posted about.” (The Cut)
• Wait, are we just insufferable? The Case Against Paper Straws (The Atlantic)
• Helen Rosner comin’ at us with some hard facts: The Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich Is Here To Save America. (New Yorker)
• Top Chefs Pick Their Favorite Ice Cream in America and one day I’ll see my sister’s ice cream on this list. (Bloomberg)
• I think I need to write a post about my travel essentials because I’ve gotten pretty refined this year. One of my secret weapons to combat plane travel and general new-climate-dryness in this lip balm: Image Skincare Ormedic Complex. Friends swear by this Glow Tonic, are you in? More soon. (Amazon and Target)
Have a lovely Sunday.
My love to you!