Happy Friday! Here are a few bits and bobs I’ve stumbled on this month that have stuck with me. The first few are of a more serious note, as this has been a month full of violence and tragedy for our country, and Zach and I are trying to humbly learn and listen to the discussions on race. I admit I have so much to learn, and these articles have been enormously helpful as we mourn with the hurting and marginalized and try to navigate a loving way forward for ourselves, our neighbors, our city and country, and our kids.
Freedom for some is not freedom. (Short and straight to the point.)
Why #AllLivesMatter is an ignorant response to #BlackLivesMatter. (don’t miss the video towards the bottom.)
You can be Pro-Cop and Pro-Black. (great arguments by Trevor Noah)
Segregation in our city’s public school system (the schools where we will likely send our kids), which is reminding me of a fascinating two-part episode of This American Life, The Problem We All Live With, about desegregation.
Jennifer’s powerful letter, For the Record.
On a (much) lighter note…
A modern farmhouse painting to download and print for your walls.
Dress that mama, an interview I loved reading and totally related to as a young mother.
Ready-made window shade roundup in case you’re on the hunt.
What we’re having for dinner tonight.
Have a lovely weekend, friends!