Tonight Davis and I will fly two short hours and two states away to Park City, Utah, where we'll spend the weekend with my family: Seattle, Santa Barbara, and San Diego in one place. That little condo, which sits squarely in a parking lot, has become a collective happy place. So it's Friday, sort of, and I'm grateful for three upcoming days of woodfired pizza, bad bowling games, snow and clean cold air, and those favorite people.
Guys, the internet is such a crazy place. The way it connects and stimulates is both overwhelming. Here are a few bits I've found and enjoyed this week:
1. Margaret Everton's essay, "Irreverence," reminded me what excellent creative nonfiction should read like - honest and sharp with lovely detail and wit. The piece is about the saving grace that is humor, and is solid gold.
2. Have you seen these food maps? Two artists designed country and continent maps using the food each region is known for. Spoiler - the U.S. is made entirely of corn. Disappointing.
3. London Grammar. Hello. Sitting at my desk and typing to London Grammar this morning felt like sitting in a historic theater with killer acoustics. Their music reverberates. I'm just now discovering them and probably late to the party, but it's not without enthusiasm.
4. Happyolks posted a gorgeous recipe and reflection. It's such a sensory experience and pulled me back to Chile and its wild southern sphere.
Happy nearly-weekend, friends.