What are you up to this weekend? I’m reading The Friend on many readers’ recommendations. Also, my parents have both been vaccinated in Michigan and I’m thrilled! Hope you and your loved ones are staying safe. Have a good one, and here are a few links from around the web…

Your kids aren’t too old for picture books, and neither are you. (New York Times)

The Father — a movie about dementia starring Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman — looks fantastic.

These lasagna photos! (New York Magazine)

“I tracked down the kids who bullied me in high school. Here’s what they had to say.”

What is it about chewy brownies?

I’ve been wearing this perfume recently and people stop me on the street to ask what it is.


Royal interviews can be stuffy, so James Cordon driving around in a tour bus with Prince Harry feels funny and refreshing.

Jessica Olien’s infertility comics are really moving.

The UX on this small child is terrible,” haha.

How much money is enough?

The exterior of this home is gorgeous!

Plus, two reader comments:

Says Jules on how to practice mindfulness: “My favorite mindful practice is walking my dog in the winter. My dog LOVES cold weather, and she taught me to embrace it completely. We live in Minnesota, so there is a lot of opportunity. The cold puts you fully in your body and senses with a wakefulness that is hard to replicate. You feel so alive. I even love it below zero. No earbuds. No phone. Silence. Sensation. Observation.”

Says Lauren on a big night: “I wore leopard print chiffon to a DMV appointment in the fall. That holiday dress was NOT going to languish in the closet.”

(Photo by Levain Bakery. Bullies via Kottke.)

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