But still, I remain convinced that summer should be a fun season and we're doing our best to pack our summer with fun. So, there will be fewer posts. But I'll be back!
I do have a few links for you this week.
First up, I finally wrote up the thoughts on "big trips" that were prompted by reading Rowing to Latitude.
I sent out my final edition of Inbox Stories.
I'm still looking for advance readers for The Boy Who Was Mistaken for a Fairy King.
In other links:
If you read only one thing this week, make it Adam Serwer's essay: What Americans Do Now Will Define Us Forever. I don't agree that if we fail to make a truly multiracial democracy that it won't happen anywhere - I think Canada and New Zealand are both trying hard on this front, for instance. But I do think a failure here will be felt profoundly everywhere. And a failure here will be a tragedy for us.
Matt Yglesias' piece about the con that Trump's racism helps hide is also worth your time.
Did you know that tacos al pastor came from the fusion of shawarma with Mexican cuisine? I didn't, and I LOVE tacos al pastor!
In recommended listening: I really enjoyed Krista Tippet's interview with relationships therapist Esther Perel.
I can't really say I enjoyed Ezra Klein's interview with religious conservative Rod Dreher, but it was interesting and informative and I'm glad I stuck it out even when I was annoyed by Dreher's refusal to really engage with Klein's attempt to get him to address some common liberal criticisms of the religious right.
As upsetting as the people chanting at that Trump rally this week were, don't forget there are people like this, too:
Congresswoman Omar just arrived back in the Twin Cities. pic.twitter.com/ZiFqWnDJgQ— Tom Hauser (@thauserkstp) July 18, 2019
This made me laugh:
Well. How bout it @AyannaPressley @AOC @RepRashida @IlhanMN? https://t.co/jqdmXneYv5— Bill Pascrell, Jr. (@BillPascrell) July 16, 2019
This is lovely:
Bunnies!My botanist mother-in-law has spent the last 18 years restoring the roadside wildflowers in her local area of Westmeath. Most had disappeared thanks to the councils use of herbicides, but she sourced seeds and regrew all the flowers she remembered from childhood. Absolute legend. pic.twitter.com/q3MK7KBXDJ— collie ennis (@collieennis) July 14, 2019
July 13, 2019
Happy weekend, everyone!