Hi friends! What’s going on in your world this week? Chet and I are putting plans in place for an October trip to Louisiana. (Remember this? We’re hoping to hit up Festivals Acadiens again. Mmmmm, crawfish potatoes!) Hope your day is spectacular, and if you’re in an internet-y mood, here are 12 links to keep you clicking…
Customs that are totally normal in some countries, but weird everywhere else.
The agony and ecstasy of dating at a strict Christian college.
Re-tracing a rail adventure across half the continent to Haight-Ashbury.
Archaeologists are discovering how fugitive slaves kept their freedom deep in the swamps.
Why do tourists visit ancient ruins everywhere except the United States?
Stacy London on ageing and style.
Extreme hunger is tearing apart Venezuela.
Mother Teresa: Martyr or Myth?
Ann M. Martin talks The Babysitters Club and rebooting another children’s series.
Why doesn’t Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s show nannies?
The consequences of monetizing your bliss.
So, this is going down in Lexington.
How are you this week, my friends? This one started out rough so I hope you are taking sweet and gentle care of yourselves. I hope you are finding ways to laugh and hugging your loved ones tight. Love is love is love is love. I long for a time when senseless tragedies didn’t feel so familiar, but encourage us all to keep fighting for a world where they aren’t. In the wake of what was happening in the world, I was super lucky to have my mom visiting over the last few days. We saw a cool art exhibit, checked out a farmers market, took tons of pictures of tropical plants, and lounged at the beach. What a fun few days! She flew back to Lexington yesterday afternoon but I’ll be headed that way too in just two short weeks. Wedding countdown and all that. Eeps! Alright my dears, have a good week, and check out the links below…
The story behind a failed Chinese investment is stranger than it seems.
Paying a premium for fancy bottled water.
20 renter-friendly decor ideas.
How Instagram stars bring home the bacon.
A parody of every TED Talk ever.
The incredible story of a man who survived 20 hours treading water in the Gulf of Mexico.
Mother Teresa: Sinner or Saint?
Made me laugh.
11 ways to eat healthy on a budget.
Do you set skill based or aesthetics based goals?
What a beautiful couple. My heart is broken.
More than blood.