Need a little Monday morning pick-me-up to get the week going?
3 FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK
Sunday marks the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, and there’s no better way to appreciate one of the world’s best known speeches than by listening to the original recording.
Mark Pluto Demotion Day (August 24, 2006 was the date Pluto officially got knocked down from “planet” to “dwarf planet”) by watching NOVA’s “Chasing Pluto,” which includes information from the New Horizons flyover.
As pool season winds down, transform those pool noodles into backyard games fun.
3 IDEAS FOR THIS WEEK’S DINNERS
It’s still gazpacho season!
Mix up your August grilling routine with coffee-crusted grilled pork chops.
Possibly your new favorite sandwich: Grilled cheese with zucchini, bacon, basil, and Gruyere
ONE GREAT READALOUD
I discovered The Midnight Folk in childhood because it’s one of the books mentioned in Edward Eager’s Magic or Not? (I love Eager’s habit of paying in-the-text tribute to the authors he loves), and I’m so glad I did! This is a playful, charming fantasy story that deserves a spot on your shelf next to the Chronicles of Narnia or Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
ONE THOUGHT TO PONDER