It’s been a minute. It’s a new year so let’s catch up with 23 things.
Easing into a Gentle January and trying hard to just ride the wave this year. Hah.
I checked a bucket list travel item off my life list! Over the holidays, we visited Italy and Switzerland, and I took a photo of the Matterhorn with a Toblerone Bar.
Still running – training for a spring Marathon has started, but I’m keeping the pressure low and haven’t actually signed up for a Spring marathon. I am, however, heading back to the Chicago Marathon in the fall!
January brings 30 Days of Yoga with Adrienne (and Benji). I love this year’s theme, Center.
This People ruin everything list speaks to me. Craft fairs. Now they’re crowded with dozens of MLMs. I just want to find knitted slippers made by an old lady who clearly has a drinking problem, not more Norwex.
I can’t possibly tell you my favourite podcasts because I listen to so many, but I will say that podcasting and walking Miles or walking with friends is my new favourite activity… besides running with friends.
Have you watched Everything, Everywhere All At Once? It wasn’t on my favourite list this year, but this was my favourite speech. I grew up watching Ke Huy Quan and can recite every line of his from Indian Jones and The Goonies. I am so excited for him!
In Fiji, the climate crisis means dozens of villages could soon be underwater. Relocating so many communities is an epic undertaking. But now there is a plan – and the rest of the world is watching (cough cough, Atlantic Canada) (The Guardian)
I ate cereal with milk when I commuted to work – No Hardboiled Eggs on the Road, and Other Highly Subjective Car-Eating Advice (Bon Appetite)
What the Success of Women-Led Protests Tell Us About Iran’s Future (Time)
I Went to a Concert Alone to Find My Pre-Mom Self (Gloria)
The Decline of Etiquette and the Rise of ‘Boundaries’ – For centuries, strict social norms dictated what people could politely talk about. Now we have to figure it out for ourselves. (The Atlantic)
I am a freelance neurosurgeon, the only job that is both well-paying enough to afford $30,000 in tuition and flexible enough to deal with all the school holidays. School holidays are the three months of summer, plus a week each on Indigenous People’s Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, Presidents’ Day, and Easter. The school is also closed for all federal and state holidays, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Diwali, Lunar New Year, Eid al-Fitr, and seven staff-learning Wednesdays. – A Parents Typical Day As Envisioned By My Childs Preschool (McSweeney’s)
Happy Turkey Trot weekend to all of my American family and friends. I miss you. (NYT)
Would anyone even care about what we were doing? Yes – Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey Go Behind the Scenes of She Said (Vogue)
Julie Powell, Food Writer Known for ‘Julie & Julia,’ Dies at 49 (NYT)
I’ll take bad photos ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, over reels in my feed. (PetaPixel)
And finally, in case you missed it – my 2023 Desktop Calendars are ready, and I am taking orders. All the details are here, but in less than 24hr, $200 has been raised for Shelter Nova Scotia. Thank you!
How a Dog’s Killing Turned Brooklyn Progressives Against One Another – After a sudden confrontation that left a golden retriever dead, neighbors came together online to support the owner of the dog. But then things changed. (NYT)
Climbing the hill of life is challenging but marvelous. The way down is slippery. Literally. It’s easier to walk up than down. Even though gravity helps you. – ‘Nature Has Its Way of Ending Life. I’m Changing the Manner and the Time.’ As her grandpa-in-law prepared for the end, Rachel called to say good-bye. (The Cut)
Bad Sisters is about to give (GAVE) us the most satisfying TV finale of the year (The Guardian)