Happy Friday! I hope you had a nice week. My week has been up and down, and also busy. I did get to enjoy an afternoon in the Boston Commons, and it made me very happy to be a New England resident in the fall:
And now the Friday Five!
Well, a lot of people are pretty unhappy with Tuesdays election results. I am grateful for the small, meaningful victories (like the states that raised minimum wage, ensured paid sick time, and challenged prison expansion), and not terribly surprised by the “losses” (which is really just the status quo in our capitalist system). Anyway, regardless of your politics, I figured the RGK community would be curious to know the outcomes of the bills that related to our food system. Mother Jones provides this thorough review.
As I mentioned in my last post, I’m currently on the Rest & Restore plan, which, for me, means no sweets like this for a couple weeks. BUT, when I’m done resting and resorting, I look forward to giving these Essential Living Foods low-glycemic, raw, vegan cookies a try!
So, I am, for the third year in a row, in a position of complete uncertainty. Jobs, relationships, where I’ll be living…it’s all up in the air. Existing in liminal space and coping with instability is not easy…and it leads me to google things like, “how to deal with uncertainty.” One of the articles that popped up was this gem from Tiny Buddah. I actually found some comfort in it and plan to practice these things more mindfully.
Okay, I was going to just link to this in the SftWtMMH, but this mashup is just TOO GOOD. Seriously. HAPPY FRIDAY.
Stuff from the Week that Made Me Happy
a low-key halloween night with friends; exploring new coffee shops in different parts of the city; Logan’s visit, especially our afternoon in the Commons; voting (i suppose…); it’s social movements week in both my Mass Comm class and my Public Comm class, so I’ve been spending the whole week getting to talk about MLK, Malcolm X, ACT UP, the changing face of activism/digital activism, etc. It’s kind of my jam, and I get pretty stoked to introduce this stuff to my students who seem largely to not know much about it; new string lights above my bed; kitten; delicious homemade soup; yoga.
What made you happy this week? Have a great weekend! xox