The Weekly Digest

We’ve had stitches (three for Skyler and three for Hudson), travel cancellations, protests, and many hard (but important) conversations. We’ve also had celebrations! School just ended—a crazy year of distance-learning and deferred socializing—for these two incredible, resilient little ones. We are saying our thank yous and goodbyes to our kindergarten teacher today and waved goodbye from the car to our third-grade teacher in a last-day parade yesterday. Once again, we enter a new phase of quarantine. We’ll have to wait and see what it looks like… I can tell you that we’re all ready for some more time away from the computers!

Hope you’re doing well. Here are some (slightly belated) links of note from this past week…

One of our favorite Sacramento-based Children’s book illustrators, Christian Robinson (The Art of Fun), has a new title out: You Matter. (You can see him read it on PBS Kids)

As of Friday, 15 of the top 20 bestselling books on Amazon were about race or racism: NPR’s list “This List Of Books, Films And Podcasts About Racism Is A Start, Not A Panacea.

If you have added White Fragility to your bookclub queue, there’s a reading guide for helping the conversation. (We’re also reading Eloquent Rage.)

Sephora’s 15% pledge

A critical review of films on the Civil Rights Movement and institutionalized racism, with dozens of recommendations of films to watch and those to avoid. (Via

The Atlantic’s first-ever feature-length documentary, White Noise, focuses on the lives of three far-right figures after four years of embedded journalism.

The real looting.

While we weren’t looking, LGBTQ protections were rolled back.

50 Things to Do with Kids This Summer

Eight habits many would like to keep post-lockdown.

A vaccine tracker from the New York Times

Aron has talked about this before… much to my dismay. Womp, womp.

The Virus Will Win” as well as a widely-shared risk scorecard.

Widespread Mask-wearing remains key.

The Dos and Don’ts of Quarantine Pods

We live near the Yolo basin, where there’s a huge colony of Mexican free-tailed bats. You can watch a video of them all flying out at night.

I’m interested to watch The Kind of Staten Island.

The New Yorker just released a previously unpublished Ernest Hemingway short story.

Has anyone bought linens from H&M? I like the look of their beach towels.


Healthy Roots Dolls is a toy company that creates dolls and storybooks that empower young girls and represents the beauty of our diversity. Meet Zoe.

It’s about time, Band-Aid. 

What happened in Georgia at the primary is a crime. And a warning sign.

Saving this recipe for later.

A Father’s Day gift guide.

P.S. All of the voter registration deadlines. 


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