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(5) Things we love…#148

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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.

Photos: I am… Homeless – Gallery

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. 

Five. And, finally, three cheers for our Saudi Arabian sisters who, as of June next year, will be able to drive! May this be the opening to more freedom.

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6 Comments

  1. Belle belle tutte e cinque

    October 11, 2017
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  2. No. 2 was an extraordinarily powerful gallery of images. It underscores our shameless attitude toward those less fortunate much like the treatment of the current attitude toward Puerto Rico and the mayor of San Juan. I’ve never been more ashamed of my country than this week.

    September 30, 2017
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    • We have had plenty of reasons to be ashamed in the recent past.

      October 1, 2017
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  3. Number 3 made me well up with tears. How can we ignore people in need (and how can we change things)? Number 4 gave me goosebumps – and further proof that sometimes you just need to plow on until you get where you want. Thanks for the interesting reads, as always 🙂

    September 30, 2017
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    • Exactly. And the strength of the homeless who choose to plow on despite their difficult circumstances is even more admirable.

      October 1, 2017
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