Welcome to another Sunday!
This week I’ve been back and forth to Los Angeles for a quick family trip which always jumbles up my week and clouds how I feel about whether I’ve done a dang thing or not. Turns out I likely have done all sorts of productive things and there are likely many more days to keep trying. Family time is important and always pretty precious. My parents and I watched a talking dog movie and cried… all of us. You try watching A Dog’s Purpose without shedding a tear. I think it’s actually impossible.
While I was home in LA my dad made a Chess Pie. It’s something he’s been low-key trying to perfect for months. He wants a creamy texture, lemon nuance, and pale top. He parbaked the crust, cooled the crust, adding the chess pie filling and baked it in a cold oven set to 300 degrees until set. I was skeptical and took a piece of pie to the airport the morning I was headed back to New Orleans. It was absolutely perfect. So velvet smooth. My dad is a wizard. And bonus – he just emailed me the recipe and I’ll test and shoot it for you in the next few weeks. Bless!
The offering this week is below. I’m glad you’re here and invite you to take what you’d like. Enjoy this fine day!
• This week’s long read has me astounded: Think Debtors Prisons Are A Thing of the Past? Not in Mississippi (The Marshall Project)
• A World Without Pain – read while I literally hug a full-blast heating pad into my lower abdomen. Being human is different for all of us… huh. (The New Yorker)
• It’s just tough every which way: The High Cost of Having a Baby in America (The Atlantic)
• I absolutely love this nudge: The Incredibly Happy Life of Larry David, TV’s Favorite Grouch. (GQ)
• I’m not a person interested in the Royals (do they need capitalization… I think yes), but I do find this compelling. It speaks to our appetite for public figures and good grief… we can imagine why a couple would say enough, right? Harry and Meghan Won’t Play The Game (The Atlantic)
• I just this week celebrated my grandmother but I didn’t fully understand the importance of her scientific evolution until tonight. As a kid I thought it was mostly about extra hugs and sneaking me chocolate before dinner: Why killer whales – and human – evolved menopause. (Arstechnica)
• It’s raining much of the weekend and I’m learning How to Make Yakamein. (Garden & Gun)
• I’ve had this dress as an open tab in my browser for weeks. Is this who I am? (Etsy)
• This week I did this yoga flow on my bedroom floor. Now you know. Yoga with Adriene: Hips and Lower Back Release. (YouTube)
• I’m just here to tell you that there’s a new season of Married At First Sight on Hulu and well… I’m sorry but knowledge is power. (Hulu)
That’s all for today!
My love to you.