What are you up to this weekend? We’re driving to our friends’ beach house to swim and make s’mores. We’re crossing our fingers that it doesn’t rain! Also, Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, dads-to-be, and dads at heart out there. If you’re in a blog-reading mood, here are a few fun links from around the web…
Tracy K. Smith is the new poet laureate. “I want to give more readers access to more kinds of poems and poets,” she said. “Poems are friendly, and they teach us how to read them.”
What sweet candlesticks.
Getting married at City Hall. Loved this so much.
Art history comes to life.
A pretty dress to wear to a party.
This postpartum depression site looks wonderful. The line “with help, you will be well” made me catch my breath.
This colorful London home has great wallpaper.
12 one-pot pastas you can make with what’s in the fridge.
The new movie Detroit sounds amazing. Here’s the trailer.
Plus, two reader comments:
Says Annie on four fun links: “The best advice I ever got as a teenager (from Oprah, naturally) was to learn how to masturbate so that I would not associate sexual pleasure exclusively with a partner. It liberated me at an early age from ever compromising when it came to choosing romantic partners, because I didn’t technically *need* them to enjoy sex, but rather I could choose romantic partners because I *wanted* to. It has given me complete confidence and joy as an adult — both when I’ve been single and when I’ve been in relationships. I recommend any moms give their daughters the resources they need to be self-reliant when it comes to sexual pleasure!”
Says Madie on funny kids conversations: “Two recent goodies from my three-year-old son Hank:
Hank: ‘Mom, what’s a lever bee?’
Mom: ‘I dunno, what do you mean?’
Hank: ‘You know, like, ready as a lever bee!’
And then one evening my husband said to Hank (because I was so tired), ‘Hank, Mommy is toast.’ And without missing a beat, Hank says, ‘And I’m the jam!’
(Yes, you are, buddy! More than you’ll ever know.)”