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(5) Things we love…#116

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Back to school week I suppose. Time to stash away the tree, start cleansing (just kidding) and go back to work. I am probably feeling the change in mood, reflected in this week’s five picks: people and ideas who make a difference and entertain us with intelligence.

One. How did I miss this story  first time around? (it first appeared in the NYT last August). What if you were getting married and your father’s heart was beating inside the chest of a stranger? Would you want him there? Would you ask him to walk you down the aisle?

Two. A mere two weeks away from the Trump presidency (oh, how it pains me to associate those two words), a little reminder of all the talent and resolve out there. Check out what this girl did with a bunch of Trump quotes on female bodies.

Three. A few days ago sofagirl sent me the following email “what would you do if your income were taken care of?” The idea of guaranteeing a basic income to all citizens is a concept that has been floated around by a few countries. It’s not as far-fetched as one might think.

Four. Thankful for small mercies: Californians with a sense of humour (this was a New Year’s Day prank).

Five. Since I saw La La Land three weeks ago, I can’t shut up on how wonderful it is. If you like musicals – and even if you don’t – do go see it. While paying homage to the best musicals of the 1950s, La La Land manages to be truly original, both in execution and themes. The opening scene is one for the ages and I will never look at being stuck in traffic the same way again.

 

 

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  1. You hit it. it’s back to school, back to uni and back to work week. I don’t know whether to be happy or sad. Tree and baubles have already been stashed, cleaning of house and cleansing of body will start tomorrow. I am also feeling the change in mood, and your picks for this week are spot on. Would never have considered the movie but now I’ve watched the trailer I will definitely catch it. The Hollyweed sign made headlines here too – my children were quick to bring it to my attention – as did the ecard. Sadly it seems to be a sign of the times and/or friends in my age group. Buon proseguimento e buon lavoro!

    January 7, 2017
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      My tree is still up…having a hard time letting it go..

      January 7, 2017
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      🙂

      January 7, 2017
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  2. #2 is absolutely brilliant! Like you, I’m pretty terrified about what has happened. I’m relying on the resistance to be strong and vocal. #notmypresident

    January 7, 2017
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    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      Let’s march on, with resolution and some optimism.

      January 7, 2017
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        • camparigirl
          camparigirl

          Yes! My husband unearthed it a few weeks ago and passed it on. It’s been featured in the NYT too. I suggest everyone should read it.

          January 7, 2017
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          • It’s a terrific primer and model to get through the insanity that will soon be unearthed upon us.

            January 7, 2017
    • camparigirl
      camparigirl

      🙂

      January 7, 2017
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