Weekend Links

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” 
― John Lubbock, The Use Of Life

Howdy kittens! I managed to make myself spectacularly and embarrassingly unwell this week and am still a bit shaky, but the blog must go on! I have some holiday coming up and we’re planning a last minute getaway for it but it really is coming down to the wire to make arrangements work. It’s necessary however, we’re both in need of a break. Generally when I start getting sick or my anxiety kicks up a notch, that’s my body telling me it’s time to cool my jets for a bit.

Here’s a batch of links for your weekend, and let me know what your travel plans for summer have been/are. It’s September, but let’s squeeze just a bit more sunshine out before breaking out the boots and cashmere, eh?

Hilary Mantel manages to write beautifully on a topic lots of people are well over.

In continuing Taylor Swift coverage, this. If you’re going to be a pop culture villain, go for it. Just be good at it.

I may have teared up a bit reading this story.

Uh, hi, Pliny?

Why ignoring white nationalists (code for white supremacists) is a mistake, from a guy who knows.

This week in Mormon News, a movement is causing waves in some LDS communities and noted religion report Peggy Fletcher Stack has the dispatch.

Why I don’t have the slightest bit of sympathy for Javanka.

C’mon, science!

Finally, the damage done by Hurricane Harvey is intense. Here’s a round up of all the ways you can donate and which calls may be scams.

Album of the week: Music From Before the Storm, by Daughter

4 thoughts on “Weekend Links”

  1. Oh no, I’m sorry to hear you haven’t been well! Hope you feel better soon, and get some rest on your break away.

    Great links, as always. I just wish I had the time to read all of them. The Hilary Mantel piece was in the print version of the Guardian I bought last Saturday…still haven’t read it.

    Wow, it sounds like big steps are being taken forward in cancer treatment. Very encouraging!

    It’s awful to see the Hurricane Harvey damage (and great to read about so many organisations who are helping and taking donations). I’ve also been reading about the terrible floods in South Asia — so many tragic stories and over 1,200 deaths so far. The Independent published an article with ways to help: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/south-asia-flooding-how-you-help-victims-india-bangladesh-mumbai-millions-a7920641.html

    1. Thanks, lovely.

      There are so many natural disasters going on all and once, thank you for highlighting the flooding and places to donate! It’s easy to get focused on your own corner (I’ve got family in the Houston area) that you forget how much need there is out there.

      1. I know – it’s scary isn’t it? I read that major flooding is going to become more frequent due to climate change. 😦

        I hope your family are all safe and well. I agree – these things definitely seem closer to home when they impact us/people we love.

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