Have a Restorative Weekend

Have a Restorative Weekend

This week, we’ve been visiting relatives in a small fishing village in Cornwall, England, but of course we’ve seen the heartbreaking news from Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas. I don’t really know what to say. My heart goes out to the families who have lost their loved ones. As President Obama said, “People of good will can do better.” Over the past few days, months, years, I’ve read pieces that have really affected me, and here are a few of those…

I don’t know what to do with good white people.” (An incredible essay I read years ago that stayed with me.)

A very simple question about being black in America.

Trevor Noah makes good arguments.

Plus, a few other links if you’re in a blog-reading mood…

Great escapes from NYC.

50 reasons your toddler is awake right now.

Obama after dark: The president’s nightly routine, which includes eating seven lightly salted almonds.

I already pre-ordered this hilarious book.

(The Times gave it a rave review.)

What beautiful earrings for a night out.

The one thing to pack for an office lunch.

The 10 best Modern Love essays.

(Photo by Kati Dimoff/Eventide Collection. Obama link via Jocelyn Glei.)