I had a long lunch with my best friend, saw a movie with my family, and am looking forward to a sushi date with my husband tonight. Hello, my life, how I’ve missed you!
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT HOME/SCHOOL/LIFE
Year One and Year Two of our high school curriculum are on sale now! (If you want a print copy with all the books, order soon!)
on the blog: Suzanne’s (almost) winning at Library Chicken. Next week is her week!
at the academy: Graduation!
LINKS I LIKED
I am fascinated (and I think also a little terrified?) of the implications of this test-your-DNA craze.
Yes! Why have we embraced burnout as a professional value? I’m thinking a lot about this lately.
I’ve always been really interested in the construct of the frontier and the role it played (and still plays) in the development of the United States, and after this year of obsessing over U.S. history, I’m even more interested.
This was fascinating to me: The Mississippi Freedom Trail markers that mark sites connected to the murder of Emmett Till are more controversial than I’d realized: “As soon as the Bryants’ store was allowed to crumble, the forensic fascination of who-did-what-to-whom was reframed as an examination of how racism persists in the Delta. The onset of ruin has transformed the focus of commemorative inquiry: the inattention of the local community is now part of the meaning of Till’s murder.”
Why are we talking about electability (what does that mean??) and not about the best candidates?
I love real pictures of people’s lives on Instagram! (But it takes a lot of courage to put them out there.)
THINGS I DIDN’T KNOW BUT NOW I DO
Anything about the amazing woman Redoshi, who survived a slave ship, the Civil War, and the Great Depression. (How did I not know this?)
Actually I probably did know this; I just didn’t want to admit it: Cats May Recognize Their Own Names — But It Doesn’t Mean They Care
BOOKS ADDED TO MY TBR LIST THIS WEEK
WHAT’S MAKING ME HAPPY
(I feel like this list is totally dating me, you guys. I mean, I guess maybe the Cure poster I still have in my office does that, though?)