Technically it’s still the dead of winter (and feels like spring - 45° and sunny today?) but we’re getting all of our ducks in a row for the second half of the year. I’ve registered my son for summer camp and submitted his open enrollment application for junior high. And tentative plans are forming for an end-of-summer vacation out of state, for a family wedding. With so many deadlines looming and loose ends to reign in for these near-future situations, it can be tough to remember the here and now. But I feel like I have a good grip on things at the moment. Maybe.
Five bittersweet items of note:
- On the beat, with a gun and a camera. I know my Dad took a lot of photos on the job, especially when he was a young officer, but I have no idea what became of most of them.
- “Domestic violence blighted my home. That’s why I support Refuge - Women who live in fear are being abandoned by the government, whose cuts are devastating charities like Refuge” - a moving piece written by Patrick Stewart
- A sudden cold snap with bonus blizzards took Europe by surprise. While unwelcome and unplanned for, many beautiful and haunting photos have come out of it.
- Timely piece. My son just had a sleepover with another boy who has autism, and happens to have a service dog. “Wonder Dogs: 4 Paws for Ability, an agency in Xenia, Ohio, trains service dogs that will live with children who have disabilities.“
- I’ve long made jokes about my short (ha!) T-Rex arms. This is the tumblr for me…T-Rex trying
Monday nights are rough. But if I can tough it out I’ll head over to Memory Lanes to see an adorable Australian band, Woollen Kits. And hey, it’s a free show.
Note: The below photo is a different adorable band, locals Cadette.