Hello, Friends. How are you? Can you believe we’re a week into June? I’m glad to report we’ve had a happy first week of summer break. Olive went camping with friends. Betty has been doing quite a bit of babysitting for our neighbor. Oscar and June have been baking. And as I mentioned, Maude and Ralph are out of town.

I’ve been power-washing the balconies and outdoor furniture. Ben Blair has been working on a book. And this weekend, we’re hoping to do a big decluttering in the house.

If you’re in the mood for some weekend reading, here are a few things I’ve wanted to share:

-“More and more, we see misogyny as the gateway drug for extremists.” (WP)

-The six rules everyone should follow when flying.

-Ultimate limit of human endurance found. The research showed pregnant women were endurance specialists, living at nearly the limit of what the human body can cope with.

-Another reason to love Pinterest. They blacklist search terms that bring up harmful misinformation.

-Is it time to treat sugar like smoking?

-Botched reunifications left separated “tender age” kids in vans for 23 hours; one for 39 hours.

-A chairless chair for workers.

-How false narratives of Margaret Sanger are being used to shame Black Women.

Do you paint your nails?

-What are you watching these days? I started the new season of Handmaid’s Tale. And I want to watch the mini-series When They See Us — about the wrongfully accused and imprisoned Central Park Five. I’ve heard it’s gut-wrenching and maddening to watch, and there are calls to boycott the books of Linda Fairstein, the prosecutor who oversaw the investigation.

-Why did it take so long to get women’s suffrage? (NYT)

Cutest black & white pagoda umbrella.

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

kisses,
Gabrielle