Happy Saturday. It’s a sunny day in Vermont and I’m sitting here waiting for my toddler to wake up, haha. The snow has mostly melted and we’re impatiently awaiting signs of spring. April can be a tough month in Vermont (and Rhode Island) with chilly weather and lots of rain but as we all know, April showers bring May flowers, and that seems worth it! Wishing all of you a great weekend.
If you’re looking for something to buy, try, read, share or pin, we’ve got you covered. Here’s the best of the week…
Jess (J) & Caylin (C)
Click. Read. Love. 4.1.22
NATO explained—the alliance and why it’s so crucial now.
David Wojnarowicz and what it means to be a fan.
The Netflix movie Rescued by Ruby is based on a true story about a RI state trooper and his rescue dog. I’m a softie for any movie about a dog, especially rescues, so I bawled my eyes out. This was a fun watch.
“History is unfolding every day, and every day people are at once trying to make sense of it and prove that they are on the right side of it…Social media is one way to pay attention. But it isn’t the only way.“
I’m a sucker for ANY noodle recipe. This 20-minute red curry basil garlic oil noodles look fast and delicious! (Caylin)
This Lululemon Belt Bag was such a good purchase. It’s so comfortable and convenient, especially for hikes and dog walks.
I’m in the middle of reading a book that’s not super new:
The Midnight Library. It’s a really interesting take on how different your life would be if you were able to go back and fix your regrets. It’s good so far! (Caylin)
Tracy McCarter says she was acting in self-defense when she stood up to her estranged husband. Now she’s being charged with murder.
TW: sexual abuse. A shocking story of how an Ivy League school turned against a student.
For fans of Nirvana, this article about Kurt Cobain was a really fascinating read.
Reading this list was humbling—how many of these common phrases are you using incorrectly?
I can’t say enough good things about this light quilted jacket from Summersalt. It’s reversible, slightly longer and just so perfect for spring. I’ve been wearing it non-stop. (Jess)
The founder of Tatcha shares business advice from a zen monk.
Community college enrollment might be down, but trades programs are seeing a spike in enrollment.
Someone in our community listserv shared this article about not mowing your lawn for the month of May to benefit bees. (Jess)
This is a must read. CBS News hired Mick Mulvaney as a paid on-air contributor (the former director of the Office of Management and Budget under Trump). As director of OMB, he okayed the withholding of almost $400 million Congress had appropriated for Ukraine’s protection against Russia. This event was the basis for Trump’s first impeachment. Republican senators refused to hold Trump accountable, but the Government Accountability Office found that withholding the money was illegal. And yet, CBS News hired Mulvaney and simply introduced him as a former director of the OMB, saying he was the guy to explain Biden’s budget.
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