I promised you guys there would be big changes around this blog, and I meant it. I'm working on more regular posts and series that hopefully you will be interested in reading.
And, thankfully, I'm finally starting to feel better. I'm looking forward to heading back to work even though I still haven't been able to shake the killer headache that has come with this stomach virus. I'm trying to hydrate myself.
I had planned to title this post "Grown Up Thoughts" because each Friday I would like to share with you some of the stories throughout the week that have resonated with me. But I love Groundhog's day. And the stories I seem to pick out from the overwelming oversaturated tidal wave of information, seems a bit to me as random as a day where we all wake up and wait to see a small animal peering out and divining the future of our wheather based on his shadow.
—-also. to interrupt this post. I am currently watching Friday Night Lights while I type this (my most recent netflix instant obsession). I'm watching season four, episode 2 right now. and Coach Taylor (one of the main character) was at a gas station. Another patron (real life Texas Tech coach Mike Leach) recognized him and said, "You've lost your inner pirate." and it was amazing. One of those moments when someone random says something completely crazy-profound. Such a good moment. You just have to find your inner pirate.—–
Anywayssss, so Groundhog Thoughts seemed like a much better name for this post.
These are the stories, the happenings, the current events that resonated with me this week. Please share with me your thoughts on any of these, or any other stories that resonated with you this week.
- Celebrating Langston Hughes on npr to listen or read–Wednesday marked the 110th anniversary of Langston Hughes' birth.
When he was 18 he wrote, "I've known rivers. I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers. I bathed in the Euphrates when dawns were young. I built my hut near the Congo and it lulled me to sleep. I looked upon the Nile and raised the pyramids above it. I heard the singing of the Mississippi when Abe Lincoln went down to New Orleans, and I've seen its muddy bosom turn all golden in the sunset.
I've known rivers. Ancient, dusky rivers. My soul has grown deep like the rivers."
-"The Negro Speaks of Rivers"
- Also on NPR, "The Mona Lisa's Twin Painting Discovered" Ya'll. This story blew my mind!
"The changes mirrored the changes which Leonardo made on the original," Martin Bailey, correspondent with The Art Newspaper in London, tells NPR's Melissa Block. "[Conservators] concluded that the two pictures had been done side-by-side in the studio, and it was probably on easels which were two or three yards away from each other."
!!! So coool.
- You know what's not cool? The Susan G. Komen Foundation withdrawing their funding to Planned Parenthood to provide breast exams for low-income women.
I'm sure you all have heard about this by now. I'm not even sure what to think about this I'm still so surprised. I keep waiting for them to come back and say, "just kidding."
- How cool is this house? What an amazingly beautiful house that looks like it is filled with magic.
Something right out of a Lemony Snicket book.
- This one's to feed the nerd: "Exercise as Housekeeping"
Have you heard of autophagy? I hadn't. Apparently that's when our cells recycle waste as energy. And exercise, this study suggests, helps our cells to speed up autophagy and sheds a little light on the benefits of exercise.
- and lastly, we knew blogging was therapeutic!? Didn't we? "Blogging as Therapy for Teenagers"
So what did you think of my Groundhog Thoughts?
What were your favorite stories from the week?
p.s. This post has the. best. combination of tags. ever.