Monday Pep Talk No. 29
3 fun things to do this week
Test your pi intelligence with the Pi Day challenge, a series of puzzles created by a group of logicians for March 14.
A fitting way to mark Moth-er Day (on Monday): Get to know some folks who’ve made learning more about moths their passion in this BBC Radio Four program. (Pick up a Pocket Naturalist Guide series edition for your area to start identifying local moths.)
Go inside a submarine with NOVA’s Submarines, Secrets and Spies to celebrate Submarine Day (on Thursday).
3 ideas for this week’s dinners
Satisfying that late-winter craving for crunchy, crispy food: roasted carrot summer rolls with cabbage
Ready to go beyond corned beef and cabbage for your St. Patrick’s Day dinner? This lamb and sweet potato shepherd’s pie is Irish-inspired goodness.
Break out of the chicken rut with orange and balsamic chicken.
one great readaloud
Beware The Ides of March—Thornton Wilder’s novel-in-letters about the life of Julius Caesar and his friends—and enemies—in Rome.
one thought to ponder
“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.”
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe