Hello, Friends. How are you? Are you celebrating Good Friday or Passover today? May all observing the holy days experience joy and meaning!

At our house, our youngest four kids are enjoying their first day of Spring Break. We celebrated last night by seeing Wes Anderson’s new movie, Isle of Dogs, followed by ice cream cones at Fenton’s. Today, we’re headed to Pacific Grove for the weekend — we’re thinking about visiting Big Sur, and the famed Monterey Aquarium while we’re there.

For next week, while the kids have school off, I’m still working on a plan. Ben Blair is going to be in Utah for a conference for the last half of the week, Maude will be back at Berkeley (her Spring Break ends this weekend), and Olive will be in Florida helping nanny a young family on their vacation. So it will just be Oscar, Betty, June and me.

I’m thinking we should do something fun and make the most of it! Maybe a staycation sort of thing? Or a not-too-far destination? Any recommendations?

Time to get packed up for our weekend getaway, but before I go, here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share:

– I’m really moved by the work of this artist and physician, Chip Thomas. He reflects Native American dignity at a monumental scale.

– “Why ask a man to take responsibility for his bad behavior when you can point the finger at a woman for calling him on it?” (WP)

– Love to sew? The Vintage Patterns Wiki has released more than 83,500 patterns of pre 1992, out of print patterns, free for all to use.

– “In almost every community in the U.S., it’s clear that market-based housing is not affordable for the vast majority of people. Here are some radical alternative models that are.”

YouTube bans firearm demo videos, entering the gun control debate.

Birth Control Your Own Adventure. (NYT)

My new favorite socks. I bought a pack for Olive, and liked them so much when they arrived, that I ordered a pack for me too.

– Transhumanism is complicating the sometimes antagonistic relationship between faith and science.

– The world’s last male northern white rhino is dead. Now what?

– Emergency responders and the dangers of “masculinity contests.”

How To Be Two.

Bad science puts innocent people in jail — and keeps them there. (WP)

– It’s National Pencil Day!

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

kisses,
Gabrielle

P.S. — Need Easter ideas? Also, natural Easter Egg Dye instructions.