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I keep promising a new travelogue and I’m sorry it’s taking me so long if you’ve been looking for it. I’d run into some problems getting the photos off of my phone, but I think I’ve got it all figured out now. Honestly, photo organization is forever on my most-requested gift list. I just want someone to come in and figure it all out for me! Any tips welcome.

Our week was packed with soccer and baseball (both Hudson) as the seasons wrap up and new teams are formed. We also have been celebrating a lot—moms, anniversaries, birthdays—and are quickly accelerating toward a lot of elementary school graduation activities (also Hudson). We welcomed back Davis’ Wednesday picnic-in-the-park tradition (I was on the 10 o’clock news!) and finished watching an old season of Amazing Race with the kids. This weekend, on Sunday, Aron and I will head to Indian Springs for a couple of nights to mark our 16th anniversary!

In my last post I mentioned being excited to see Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret, and we since took both kids to see it and loved it! I also mentioned a podcast interview with Sam Fragoso and Ethan Hawke that I’d planned to listen to, and I did and do recommend it as well. As for new recommendations, I have a couple I’ll leave in the links…

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It’s been a rough week for our community. It made national news, so some of you may have read—we had a series of stabbings and, for about a week, no idea when the killer would be identified and caught. Until yesterday, when an arrest was finally made, just blocks from the kids’ school. The randomness and the closeness meant that we were all incredibly on edge. Businesses and the University cancelled all evening classes, sports leagues and families cancelled afternoon and evening activities, and we stopped letting kids ride their bikes to school or play in the park. The sound of news helicopters and sirens seemed a constant hum. It was awful. But of course as terrible as it was for those of us waiting, the worst is thinking of the lives lost. One man was an activist we all knew as “compassion guy” and the other was a 20-year-old Davis High grad and UCD student who had just posted about his excitement over his research and how he was going to help people—rest in peace David Henry Breaux and Karim Abou Najm. The third victim is recovering, thank goodness.

I’d hoped to finish that travelogue I’ve tasked myself with, but it’s been an all-consuming week. Of course it doesn’t mean I didn’t engage in some distracting scrolling, so I do still have a few links to share.

Hope everyone has a peaceful weekend. I’m looking forward to getting back to my walks!

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Happy Friday! I’m looking forward to going to the kids’ school in a few hours and picking up Hudson, who has been away all week at a 6th grade camp. It’s been so strangely empty in the house without him. Can’t wait to hear all about his adventure. He gets back just in time for Davis’ big campus-open-house called Picnic Day. He also has a soccer game, baseball game, and we will try to watch a bit of the Warriors/Kings game (Go Sacramento!)—so it’s going to be a packed welcome home.

California’s Superbloom is everywhere in photos right now and I’m lamenting that my favorite route to our own little wildflower valley (and my favorite spring hike) is temporarily closed! Hwy 128 to Lake Berryessa had a landslide and they’re working on repairs. I check the road status every morning!

We had a wonderful spring break trip to Oaxaca and I’m thinking it might just be the trip to inspire a return to trip-logging—it exceeded all of my expectations (even though I’d been wanting to go for years, ever since Rick Bayless’ cooking show used to air). I did share a lot on IG. You can use the hashtag #springbruoax to find some photos.

I feel like all of my links could basically be to podcasts these days, so if anyone has any great links to share with me please drop them in the comments! Here’s a few of note from me…

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