Tomorrow I’m heading to the Women’s March closest to where I live. We’re supposed to have warm temperatures and lots of people attending the event.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend.
- “I have decided to stick with love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — Where Do We Go From Here, 1967.
- The Brooklyn Rail has just published a new offshoot called The River Rail. It is a free bi-annual publication that, according to Phong Bui, the Rail’s publisher and artistic director, “…focuses solely on the urgent subject of nature: its beauty, abuse, and changing climate that is gravely affecting every aspect of the planet’s ecosystem, and our lives.”
I am fascinated by Lauren Bon’s and The Metabolic Studio’s projects. Bending the River Back Into the City is an amazing project.
- Do you know about Give Back Box? Donating clothes made easy.
- Last weekend I caught a rerun of Christopher Kimball interviewing Ottolenghi about his latest cookbook (starts at 15:04 in the recording). I recommended Sweet: Desserts from London’s Ottolenghi in New Cookbooks for Fall and Winter 2017. Does anyone else want to try cooking with Mahleb?
- This Lemon Potato Chowder looks delicious.
- I count on these socks to keep my feet warm in the winter.
- I like this post by Nikki, from Midlife Chic. She reminds us that life is short and we should do what we love.
- I enjoyed listening to The Tracker, the first book in a political thriller series. The main character, Sam Callahan, grew up in tough foster homes and on the streets. When he finds himself trapped in a deadly political game, he uses his street smarts. His girlfriend, Natalie, a tough reporter and great baseball player, holds her own as she gets caught up in Sam’s quest to figure out what is going on.
- Remember my search for the good? I’m still finding it…
“A pleasure may look very minor – eating a fig, having a bath, whispering in bed in the dark, talking to a grandparent, or scanning through old photos of when you were a child – and yet be anything but: if properly grasped and elaborated upon, these sort of activities may be among the most moving and satisfying we can have.”
From The Book of Life.
About the photo: cat-o’-nine-tails in a snowy Montreal park.