Colombian Flag Straws

Photo and text by Gabrielle.

Hello, Friends. How are you? How was your week? Anything fun planned this weekend? At our house, I feel like we’ve been going non-stop from the moment we got home from France. But now that Ralph and Maude are both prepped and safely on their way, I noticed that over the last couple of days, our schedule has calmed down considerably. And I’m very much looking forward to the weekend with less of a must-do list, and more of a want-to-do list.

As usual, to greet the weekend, I have a few things I’ve wanted to share with you:

– He gets paid to cuddle with strangers.

The women of Atenco. (NYT)

– Woah! Wild goldfish. I had no idea. (NYT)

Dear Cilantro, Why are You the Worst?

– I found Trevor Noah’s thoughts on racial bias in the U.S. really compelling.

– So impressed with these Kung Fu Nuns! “We wanted to do something to change this attitude that girls are less than boys and that it’s okay to sell them,” she said, adding that the bicycle trek shows “women have power and strength like men.”

– What teens need most from their parents.

Debunking the cul-de-sac.

– Have you experienced this? Female intelligence is a turn-off for low-self-esteem men.

– Really helpful explanation of cognitive bias (which we all suffer from).

– Hah. We’re only one day apart in age, but our generational differences killed our relationship.

I hope you have a really good weekend. I’ll meet you back here on Monday. I miss you already.