Weekend coffee #71.
I usually put this list together throughout the week, bookmarking articles that look promising before sitting down to read through everything. Sometimes a pattern emerges and that’s certainly the case. So here’s what I’m thinking about lately:
Divorce, Doughnuts, Grammy, and Me. Ah food. The great unifier. This story struck me because it reminded me of a recent conversation with my dad about some of my grandmother’s recipes. Cauliflower patties, fried dough with cinnamon sugar and so on.
What It’s Like to Live in a California Ghost Town. An interesting take on what it’s like to live in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by … no one. Living in the land of the strip mall, I sometimes forget that there are parts of the U.S. that remain undeveloped.
Beto + Sasha. The bizarre experience of watching my college boyfriend run for president. I’m not as nostalgic as I used to be but I found this so sweet and well-written. Almost makes me wonder what my ex-boyfriends are up to (almost).
Awesomely Bonkers 1980s Italian Movie Imagines 'The Fall Of New York' In 2019. Based on this overview, I definitely need to sit down and watch the whole movie. What could be wrong with a nuclear holocaust and robot clowns?
What I learned about compassion at my parents’ Chinese restaurant. You learn a lot about people by working in restaurants, and this is another one that demonstrates the power of memory (and food).
Until next week - thanks for following along.
Image by @bnewman.