bread by Yossy Arefi

What are you up to this weekend? Alex and I are going to Roman’s for pasta tonight, and we’ll be taking a family walk to see holiday lights tomorrow. Also, here’s our holiday gift guide so far, if you need any suggestions. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web…

Oooh, a great $12 gift.

The soulful 11-year-old princes of the Nutcracker. “I really like following rules,” Tenzin said in an interview, “and in ballet you can follow so many rules.” (NYT)

Urgent vs. important.

Bookmarking this can-to-table vegetarian dinner.

A dad and son passing notes.

The best table tennis shot of 2018. (Wow, worth watching.)

Don’t touch my hair!”

Positions in which to almost but not quite sleep on a plane, haha.

Excited to give Alex this artwork. (Our first date spot:)

I have forgotten how to read.”

Peanut butter and jelly pie.

Most important, real stories from the men, women and children traveling on the caravan. And how to help.

Plus, a reader comment:

Says Claire on why I run even though I dread it: “I’m a palliative medicine doctor, reading this while eating dinner after a nighttime run around Central Park. I had a million reasons to not run tonight: I have notes to finish, it’s late, I’m tired, I wake up early tomorrow. But I went, and running is so damn hard it forced my brain to finally shut up. Before I left the hospital, I said goodbye to my patient who will likely die before morning. And as I rounded the reservoir to see the city lights, I realized all (all!) I was thinking about was the steady rhythm of my breath and feet. And I felt so deeply grateful to be in this body that moves and feels.”

(Photo by Yossy Arefi. Urgent vs. important via Swissmiss. Forgotten how to read via Miss Moss.)