So... another two weeks in one edition. Once again, I didn't mean to skip last week's post, I just didn't get to it. Work has been super busy, and the kids started back to school this week. They go on campus for about 5.5 hours four days per week. There is a form to fill out every morning and we had to get back in the routine of packing lunches. There was one pleasant surprise, though. In the year at home, the kids have gotten a bit more self-sufficient and now they mostly pack their own lunches. Still, our morning routines needed to change a bit.
On top of that, I was completely flattened last Sunday with the side effects of my second COVID vaccine, and was still not feeling great on Monday. I had to work on Monday - see the earlier note about work being super busy - and by Tuesday I was back to normal. But it was a rough week.
Anyway, none of that is particularly terrible and in fact much of it is good. I am one week away from full vaccination status! My kids went back to school for the first time in 13 months and they liked it! But it has all just been a lot and my one week vacation seems very far in the past now even though it was only a couple of weeks ago.
I don't know how many links I have for you and I suspect the ones I have aren't particularly on topic for the current news... but I'll go through my lists and see what I find!
This piece about how our apps won't let us forget is really interesting.
In recommended listening:
Ezra Klein's interview with Tressie McMillan Cottom is excellent and too hard to summarize but so good that I will probably listen to it again.
In things that made me smile:
Producer So Wylie's bird beats are fun.
“I’m important!” pic.twitter.com/ipgUrIDSFJ— Robert Loerzel (@robertloerzel) April 16, 2021
This ongoing thread from a reporter who is walking from DC to NYC is really cool.
Am off to walk to NY today. A slow stroll, I like to say, through the fast corridor. DC to Manhattan. Off to take in a founding slice of America. Talk to her. Wonder at her. Maybe make a little sense of her. Will paddle across New York Harbor before the end of April. pic.twitter.com/plgI6emTSd— Neil King (@NKingofDC) March 29, 2021
And that's all I have. I guess it really has been a busy couple of weeks!
Here are your bunnies for the week:
Young bunnies in my Somerset village. 😍 pic.twitter.com/LcTV0orSub— Carl Bovis (@CarlBovisNature) April 16, 2021
Have a good weekend, everyone!