The weekend is upon us again, quicker than you can say boo. Mine will be a hectic mixture of work and pleasure. As I write this, bread is rising, a chocolate cake just came out of the oven and a ganache is cooling. And it’s only 9 am! Have a happy one.
One. Sofagirl sent me this with the tag: one for the bucket list. I agree. Who wouldn’t want to see the Northern Lights in this?
Two. As long as we treat the homeless as dirt that needs to be swept up and disposed of we will never get to a solution. The homeless need to be seen and heard. Los Angeles Daily News Photographer Robert Marks gave them a face and a voice. Just heart-wrenching.
Three. Far too many in this country believe that those African-Americans who reached wealth and fame should just shut up and be grateful. Here is an eloquent piece by Jelani Cobb for The New Yorker for a different perspective on this whole “taking a knee” controversy.
Four. Bad things happen. People fall apart. Unexpected people help. Breakthrough research ensues. Struggle breeds greatness, a homeless man in the previous piece wrote. If you want a story that will make you feel good about life – despite all our inevitable struggles – you must read this.