The above photo is what the river in Woodstock should look like this time of year. Low, and barely trickling down stream. Instead, it’s a raging brown river filled with debris flowing higher than it does even at it’s peak in the spring during mud season. If you’ve seen the news this week, you probably know what’s going on in Vermont.
There has been catastrophic flooding all over the state. We fared ok at our house in Woodstock, we are still on a boil water alert, but many places did not. Some businesses in town were devastated by the storm. Some communities will take years to recover. The community and the state has come together, but this week was a reminder that no one and nowhere is immune from the effects of a warming planet.
Wishing you all a good weekend. Wishing for some sun and a little less precipitation for those of us in need of a reprieve.
Click. Read. Love. 7.14.23
I remember the days when this was my single girl dinner…it’s been rebranded to ‘girl dinner’ now. (NYT)
A dad talks about the moment he decided that he didn’t want to raise kids in the U.S. (Scary Mommy)
The best organic cotton underwear on sale (classic fit bikini is my favorite).
Savory cocktails have entered the chat. (Saveur)
Why women are so damn mad. (Prevention)
Have you heard of vertical farms? With office usage hovering near 50 percent of pre-pandemic levels, cities are putting the underutilized space to new use growing food. (Smithsonian)
It’s clear that nowhere is “safe” from the effects of a warming planet. (NYT)
“Corporations are not your friends. They do not represent your interests. Yield to their power at your own peril.” The puny power of woke capitalism. (NYT)
How to prepare for all the “Big Talks” with kids, everything from school shootings to sex to drugs. (LifeHacker)
It’s 25% off all gummies at Equilibria. The CBD Sleep gummies and daily gummies are my favorite. New subscribers can get an extra 15% off with code JESSANNKIRBY.
Gen Z might be into milk. Apparently big dairy is gunning for the next generation. (Glamour)
Cedars-Sinai faces federal civil rights investigation over treatment of Black mothers. (LA Times)
I got this cute dress for Marin and it’s great for hot summer days because it’s super light (it’s 30% off with Target circle).
Hundreds of dogs, a cute old man. If you need a feel-good story, this is it. (Washington Post)
HGTV is making our homes boring and sad. (Insider)
“Clinical-sounding terms like “gaslighting,” “trauma,” “narcissist” and “boundary-setting” have entered the lexicon at a rapid clip because of social media and a heightened understanding that mental health care is both essential and often inaccessible in this country.” (MSNBC)
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