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Hey friends, I hope you’re hanging in there. This weekend I’m hoping to take Daisy on some long walks between the expected storms, start this all-too-timely audiobook I recently downloaded, and make Chicago-style pizza (again) with my ten-year-old.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead of you.

My favorite finds from around the web:

  • The Day the Live Concert Returns. “There is nothing like the energy and atmosphere of live music. It is the most life-affirming experience, to see your favorite performer onstage, in the flesh, rather than as a one-dimensional image glowing in your lap as you spiral down a midnight YouTube wormhole. Even our most beloved superheroes become human in person.”
  • I’ve used and loved this dry shampoo for YEARS and just finished my 10th or 11th bottle of it.
  • I love the sunshine but my skin hates it: now that it’s suddenly summer I’m using this inexpensive hat practically every day. for product-free sun protection.

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Have a great weekend!


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  1. Ann Perrigo says:

    Enjoyed the piece on time. The one part he got wrong was the length of a month—it’s now 45 days, didn’t you know? My husband and I have been amazed at how long every month, starting with January this year, has lasted. Never-ending!

  2. Becky says:

    Lemonade is delicious. Now I know what I am doing this weekend . . . . making lemonade concentrate. Thank you for the idea!

  3. Anne Marie says:

    So glad you are starting Layla Saad. I imagine that it might be challenging on audio because one needs to do written work with this book. But also the author has a beautiful voice. Looking forward to your thoughts on this one.

  4. Lindsey Brackett says:

    I’ll Insta you a picture of my chicago-style deep dish in a cast iron skillet. It’s becoming my new favorite pizza. Currently listening to Jane Austen Society. all the heart emojis ever.

  5. Jennie says:

    Ooh, I love the detailed breakdown of various lemonade recipes! Sidenote: the link to the dry shampoo leads to regular phd “day” shampoo (though the dry shampoo shows up as an option in the “complete the look” suggestion underneath).

  6. Jan says:

    Thank you for these excellent and varied links. I especially liked the anti-racist book list and the advice about Little Free Libraries! I am going on to look at other ones now. Yay!

  7. Hannah says:

    Loved the article about talking to people about what you’re interested in! I have first-hand experience with casual conversation leading to jobs 🙂 it’s amazing the shared interests you can find with people if you just jump in and find out what they are all about.

  8. Elizabeth says:

    The article regarding reentry amid covid 19 is very helpful, while we are all trying to figure out how to safely manage reentry. Also, thank you for the list of anti-racist books! We have much work to do.

  9. Jan Frazier says:

    I just finished reading “The Glass Hotel” this week so I especially appreciated the interview with Emily St. John Mandel. I thank MMMD for turning me on to her in the first place — “Station Eleven” became one of my all-time favorite reads. I love the discoveries I’ve made through this site!

  10. Gardendog says:

    Just finished listening to Code Name Helen. I absolutely loved it! The audio version was fantastic. Can’t wait to “read” her other novels. It’s one of my favorite novels this year.

  11. Shea says:

    That hat makes me think I should become a hat person. My fair skin doesn’t love the sun either, so I should give it a try. I loved that antiracist book list, bookmarking it now. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Lindsay says:

    Anne, just a FYI: I use (and love) Living Proof dry shampoo, too! However, this post links the actual sudsy shampoo, not the dry one. 🙂

  13. Donna says:

    Hi Anne!
    The Chicago-style deep-dish pizza sounds amazing! I have a question about the recipe, though: Do you drain the can of tomatoes?
    Also, I don’t have a cast iron skillet – any ideas? (maybe get one? LOL!)

  14. Hortensia Gomez-Tirella says:

    I JUST today received a can of Living proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo that I had ordered because of another review elsewhere. So glad to hear that you also love it. Cant’t wait to try it!

  15. I subscribe to your reading list and have found so many good books and some authors I never would have read. I look forward to seeing what you have to share with us. I hope it’s okay for me to say here (I didn’t see a private way to communicate) but I was THRILLED to see the photo of the tulips used on this post as it’s one of mine from Unsplash. It makes me so happy whenever I come across one of my photos. Thank you!

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