“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,
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.
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.
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