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Hamilton, Anti-Racism and Rob Lowe on My Mind

I’m coming to you in a bit of a different way this week. I feel as though I’m in observation mode. I’m doing a lot of reading, watching, listening, and generally tuning in across all aspects of my life; work, family, and relationships.

I believe it’s preparing me for something new.

We watched Hamilton on Disney Plus last week. WOW WOW WOW is all I can say. After years of having it on my bucket list, we had the great privilege of watching it from our family room. My expectations of watching the most popular Broadway show on TV was low but holy cow, Mad King George up close? It’s a must-see, even if you’ve seen it on Broadway. We’ve been playing the soundtrack and singing the songs all week long.

Lately, I’ve been so focused on (and anxious about) the current pandemic, and have been educating myself on racism through books like, How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. I decided I needed something lighter.

On the recommendation of my friend, Valerie Alexander, I’ve been listening to the audiobook, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, by Rob Lowe. If you were a teen in the ’80s like me, then listening to your teenage heartthrob tell you stories of his coming of age will bring back great memories of your own teen years and the crush you had. Highly recommend.

We also bought a kayak this week. We’ve talked about it since we got married 10 years ago. I’m really excited to go out and enjoy the water. Kayaking always makes me feel calm.

Here are some of the things that caught my eye this week…

Rachel Cargle always gives me something to think about. I loved this thought starter.

If you watch This is Us, you’ll recognize this boy. His letter is very powerful.

Gorgeous photos of women surfers conquering monstrous waves. 

This insta post made me smile.

Made this for lunch. It was AMAZINGLY flavorful.

See you next week.


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