I always find the act of finding a picture for the altar and putting it into a picture frame a comforting ritual. This year, there was a little extra poignancy to it.
Anyhow, if you don't know much about Dia de los Muertos, go read about it. It is really a beautiful holiday.
On to the links.
First, in hobby-ing links: I posted another Where in the World quiz on Adjusted Latitudes. I am enjoying the process of finding a good photo to use and then coming up with wrong answers for the quiz!
Also, I ran a short sale on Here's the Deal, Micah Edwards' humorous retelling of the Book of Exodus. Through tomorrow, you can get the ebook for just $0.99.
In other links:
This article by Tim Murphy about Democrats' outreach to the increasingly diverse group of voters in Fort Bend County, Texas, is really, really interesting.
Anne Helen Peterson and Graham Lee Brewer have an article up about the difficulties Navajo voters are facing in Southern Utah, and it is worth your time.
I had never read this column by Eugene Patterson, written after the Birmingham bombing. It was circulating after the attack on the synagogue in Pittsburgh and if you've never read it, you should.
This story starts by talking about a ghost tour... but really it is just an interesting story about a Black woman named Mary Ellen Pleasant, who lived in San Francisco around the turn of the last century.
In recommended listening: Anytime I see that someone has interviewed Zeynep Tufekci, I listen. Isaac Chotiner's interview of Tufekci on I Have to Ask is a particularly good one - I highly recommend it. (Another person who I'll always listen to get interviewed: Rebecca Traister. I always learn something!)
Kids are awesome:
We put out a little note and her bucket, explaining that she’s too sick to go trick-or-treating, because she wants to watch but she looks so sad in her pj’s. Sweet kids keep dipping into their own bags to give her donations.— Pamela Ribon (@pamelaribon) November 1, 2018
(To those kids we then give twice as much candy.)
So are cats, I guess:
favorite prayer photos pic.twitter.com/U3MOu2qyFr— Rabih Alameddine (@rabihalameddine) October 30, 2018
This is pretty amazing in a weird way:
27th October 2018 pic.twitter.com/zck66wnRoU— Rabbit of the Day 🐰 (@RabbitoftheDay) October 27, 2018
Have a good weekend!