Hello friends, welcome!
You’ll forgive me this Sunday, won’t you? I don’t have a lengthy Sunday post for you today but I feel like we have such a tradition here every week, I didn’t want to leave you with an entirely blank space.
I spent much of last week in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania helping a dear friend adjust to a big life change. That means I was mostly in her kitchen simmering red beans and rice, baking bread, and making cookies. Sometimes just presence and friendship and a hot meal can change the game.
Time away in friendship means I spent virtually no time reading the Internet or keeping up with the news. What I did glean from the week is something I already knew firmly; that no one deserves to be killed while buying groceries. I know we all mourn with those ten families and their community. It’s just… there’s no way to make sense of it.
This weekend,Will and I are finding some stars and sand somewhere on the gulf. It will be still and quiet and I’ll come back smelling like charcoal grill smoke.
All of this is a long explanation for a short post.
Here are the tabs I have open to deep dive and quickly skim this coming week. Maybe you’ll find a few things you need here, too.
• An important opinion piece, I Survived 18 Years in Solitary Confinement and a long read A Bestselling Author Became Obsessed With Freeing a Man From Prison. It Nearly Ruined Her Life. (The New York Times and The Marshall Porject)
• It was a weird week for Cinnamon Toast Crunch. (Buzzfeed)
• This is pretty amazing. Here’s How People From The Past Imagined The Future. (deMilked)
• Anya Taylor-Joy: The Queen’s Gambit Star on Life Before and After a Smash. You have seen The Queen’s Gambit, yes? If not, it’s fantastic!! (Vanity Fair)
• I splurged on this pearl necklace collaboration from two of my favorites: HonestlyWTF x Ariel Gordon Jewelry. (Ariel Gordon Jewelry)
• Are you gearing up for Easter baking? May I humbly suggest this week No-Bake Carrot Cake or these very baked Italian Easter Breads? (Joy the Baker)
• Pictured above is a snippet from a joyful place called Randyland, Pittsburg. (Randy.Land)
I hope you find some ease today. Thanks for the kindness. I’ll have more for us next week!
My love to you!