I finally managed to post that piece about how I came to my political beliefs. It’s here.
I’m now enjoying the relief of having done as I promised myself. And in the pause before I begin the next block of Things To Do, which includes everything from planting another abelia bush for putative butterflies to taking my car to the shop, I’ve been poking around the web. Other people have wonderful things to say: fun, moving, highly informative.
Sue is at a style blogging conference, meeting other bloggers she’s long known online. If you’re on Instagram, here’s her feed. And if you’d like to see more photos from the conference, which I find highly entertaining (these women can take a photo!), use hashtag #rsthecon.
And, in advance of Earth Day and in recognition of today’s worldwide March for Science, I recommend this article in the New York Times Magazine, by my friend Maryn McKenna. Turns out changes in the mosquito population may cause us more harm than any tides lapping our front steps.
The best defense against Aedes mosquitoes turns out to be not big municipal gestures but small individual actions: destroying their habitat by emptying the pools of water where they reproduce, and keeping them from eating by repairing windows screens and wearing bug repellent.
Go get rid of you standing water, right now.
And then have a good weekend. Because it’s up to us to read the tough stuff along with the fun and the feelings, and carry on in hope. Even when sometimes we’ve got to manufacture that hope from within.