flowers by kari herer

How are you doing this weekend? The news this week has been terrifying, and we are thinking every moment of the people of Ukraine. Here is a New Yorker explainer, if you’d like to read more, and here are eight ways to help. Please join us, if you can, in donating to the International Rescue Committee. We are also standing tall with the LGBTQ+ communities in Texas and Florida. We see you and will fight for you. Squeeze your loved ones, and stay safe this weekend.

If you’re in a blog-reading mood, here are a few links from around the web…

Cabbage onion tart.

How being a single dog owner changed my life.

Wow, I love this painter’s work.

Which lasagna is the best lasagna?

Love in the Library is a children’s book about finding love in a Japanese incarceration camp.

How gorgeous is this English garden?

It’s Anton.

Foggy San Francisco.

Dogs catching cheese is the ultimate pick-me-up.

Plus, a great reader comment:

Says Jenny on life’s a party, not a race: “I have wasted years — YEARS! — of my one wild and precious life worrying about being late for milestones. What an utter crock of bullshite I stewed up for myself when I could’ve been idly flirting with the man with silver hair and tattooed forearms who works at the bakery! At 33, I’m proudly graduating medical school. I’m tired of the tyranny of my own internalized narrowness making me feel late when it’s my goddamn party to begin with. This particular party has a naked ring finger but also an old, sweet dog, a bed stand full of weird books, a supper table that is often filled with friends and festivals of dips, and rather a lot of very good coffee. I’m going to flirt outrageously with Hot Bakery Man and let myself enjoy all of this goodness with less scraggly worries about that to which I am allegedly late. I’m here, plump, succulent, vivacious, good at crosswords, no longer taking my own shit.”

(Photo by Kari Herer.)

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