Hello, Friends. How was your week? I’m still in Palm Springs, but head back to Oakland in a few hours. It’s been a really good, productive planning trip for Alt Summit. I can’t wait to share some of the (amazing!!) surprises we have planned.

This weekend, Olive plays Juliet in her high school’s production of Romeo and Juliet. There are two performances — one tonight, and one on Sunday afternoon.

We also have a Fall Festival at the elementary school, and our church’s annual Trunk-or-Treat and Chili Cookoff. We’ll be cooking Three Bean Chili Deluxe. And of course, I’ve blocked out a few hours to finish up the kids’ costumes. You too? I’m hoping I can do a show-and-tell on Monday.

How about you? Any weekend plans you’re looking forward to? Here are a few things I’ve wanted to share with you:

Powerful Women Talk About Power. This is a series from The Cut — scroll down to see the chapters. The pieces are mostly short, and very good.

– So satisfying to watch this fabric being printed.

– 100 women — or more — could be elected to the House.

– An Instagram account dedicated to Eastern Bloc matchbox labels.

Stop Saying ‘Migrant Caravan’: They’re Asylum Seekers Escaping a Conflict That the US Created.

When kids mispronounce things and it melts your heart.

– I found this NYT piece on the history of unwed mothers and their babies in Ireland gripping and heart-wrenching.

– On yesterday’s post, a reader mentioned the Prefabulous book series about beautiful prefab homes and I want to buy every title.

6 Things I Wish I’d Known About Lingerie Before I Started Buying It

Trump’s phone is tapped and he knows it and uses it anyway.

A day in the life of a Bay Area HSBC executive. Are you inspired? Or does it feel like satire?

– Check out Klaus Enrique’s flora and fauna portraits. This Vegetable Terminator is perfect for Halloween.

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

kisses,
Gabrielle