Friday Links (Kind of a Terrible Week Edition)

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

This has been a rough week, kittens, lots of bad things happened in a lot of places, some of which are still shaking out. Stay safe out there, everyone, and here are your links:

How David Sedaris works.

An article on the perpetual love for the Longchamp Le Pliage bag – I’m an admitted devotee.

People. Inherently decent.

I can’t even stay upright on skis!

I watched this Frontline episode this past week. I’ve joked in the past that we are poor, but never again. Not after watching this. I’ve lived in truly poverty stricken areas of the globe before but it’s been a while and I honestly think I forget how grim it was for the members of my various communities, even those who bore hardship with stunning grace and resilience. My pay might be small now, and about to go from regular to project based, but except for a couple of hurricanes disrupting things in my teens, I have never gone hungry in my life. I have clothes on my back, a roof over my head, and the ability to provide for myself, I am never going to refer to myself as poor again unless I am facing the challenges these kids face. Perspective. Also looking into some volunteer opportunities this summer because I can do more.

I’d try some of these recipes.

Please consider giving a blood donation to your local donation center if you can. Chronic blood shortages are pretty common, but it gets worse after any large tragedies.

The semi-occasional sheep.


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