Mi’kmaw artist Sarah Hannon beaded together Indigenous History and Pride for this month’s (CBC Arts) logo (CBC)
The death of the girlboss – If Hollis’s fetish for relentless, unstoppable work and comparison of herself to the creator of the Underground Railroad is a prime example of a girlboss gone wild, so was the swift backlash. (Vox)
Hey mom, here are some garlic scapes recipe ideas (Food52)
Lin-Manuel Miranda Addresses ‘In the Heights’ Casting Criticism (NYT)
But the trailer gives me goosebumps
“I’m a girl, no biggie” – Three Transgender Kids Share Their Stories (A Cup Of Jo)
Good news, I can keep applying DOVE – Are Natural Deodorants Really Better for You? Much of the marketing suggests that they’re safer than more traditional underarm products, but that hype is not based on science. (NYT)
Silver Linings. The pandemic obliged—or enabled—many women to go gray (The New Yorker)
There’s nothing moderate, or convivial, about the way many Americans drink today. Although both men and women commonly use alcohol to cope with stressful situations and negative feelings, research finds that women are substantially more likely to do so. And they’re much more apt to be sad and stressed out to begin with: Women are about twice as likely as men to suffer from depression or anxiety disorders—and their overall happiness has fallen substantially in recent decades. (The Atlantic)
Bird-friendly coffee! Check out my friends at Totem Roasters collaboration with bird conservation organizations including one supporting of the Nova Scotia Bird Society! (Café Bird Friendly Coffee)
Oliver Burkeman’s last column: the eight secrets to a (fairly) fulfilled life – After more than a decade of writing life-changing advice, I know when to move on. Here’s what else I learned (The Guardian)
My Ear Hustle buddies have a book coming out. I have been very invested in this podcast since day one and their success is such a joy (honestly, I cried the day Earlonne was released)
(image: “I booked a hotel room with a clawfoot tub the color of eggshells and a window with a fire escape and a view of the street below. because on my fortieth birthday, I needed to feel a little bit like I was living the life my fourteen year-old self dreamt of.“)
A friendship counter – The evolutionary psychologist Robin Dunbar explains the limits on how many connections humans can keep up, and the trade-offs involved when you invest in a new relationship. (The Atlantic)
It’s my eighth year of the 100 Days of Summer Bucket List, and yet again, here we are in lockdown with no clue what summer will bring, but as George Micheal sang, I got to have faith. Faith that we will have a summer of friends, family and fun – even if it’s limited to our province.
Summer is not cancelled, and we need to continue doing what we can to stay positive and embrace the power of fresh summer air. So here I go, another very modified bucket list. I anticipate some restrictions will be lifted but have decided not to worry about doing my usual carry-overs. Another year without Shakespeare in the Park. Ha.
As always, the rules are simple, summer starts this weekend (the long weekend of May) and ends on the last day of September. I hope, with all my heart, to take on these adventures with family and friends.