The Weekly Digest

Today is the last Friday of elementary school for Hudson. The countdown is on: just four more days of 6th grade. I felt myself get a little teary watching the kids at a school sock hop today. We’re talking about promotion/graduation and 6th-grade-dance style and so maybe doing a little shopping this weekend. Anyone with sixth grade boys? What are yours wearing right now? We’re also gearing up for a switch from Gizmo to Apple Watch (holding off on the phone, hopefully, a few more years) and I’m rewriting the Common Sense Media family tech agreement for our needs. Thanks to those who recommended some podcasts a few weeks back. I got some great tips.

May has been very full, but full of fun things. Aron and I celebrated our 16th anniversary (I wrote 17 years in this reel, oops!) and then, a few days later, went to our first music festival, BottleRock in Napa. We wrapped up Succession with everyone else and got started with two new kids’ sports teams. Tonight we’re going out on a brew bike in Sacramento with some friends and we’re looking forward to a boat ride on Sunday. I also need to finish summer travel planning. We have a trip in two weeks for which I still haven’t finished booking hotels.

Finally, also looking forward to: Father’s Day, summer solstice & recognizing June Pride month—the crosswalks around town have been repainted as rainbows! What do you have coming up?

Just a few links today. I’m too embarrassed to give another update on the Oaxaca travelogue, which is taking me way too long…

Love the NPR Life Kit series.

The U.S. has seen the most abrupt decline in life expectancy since World War II.

Related: Wear Orange this weekend in a united call to end gun violence. More than 43,000 Americans are killed with guns and approximately 76,000 more are shot and wounded every year.

Aron just shared this trivia with me. Did you know where Tom Hanks got Forest Gump’s voice?

This pressed flower art is incredible!

Look forward to seeing this: “In ‘You Hurt My Feelings,’ the stakes are low but deeply relatable”

Enjoyed imagining myself in this Paris apartment (the owner of Sézane actually lives there).

Such a beautiful red dress. I was invited to a wedding on Lake Como that I can’t attend, but I’m going to also imagine myself there… in this.

Favorite IRL recent aquisitions include “Naked Manicure” and this dress.

From the archive: Father’s Day thoughts and gift guides.

[Photo from an earlier trip to Calistoga… remember this spa experience?!)

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