Yesterday morning before the sun was up, Mr. Branflake and I were in bed reading all your honest and loving comments about parenting. As we were discussing how hard it was to differentiate between goals as a parent and goals for your children, he kept adding to the discussion by citing the most interesting news articles. Mr. Branflake is a sponge of information and devours the news like I would an Anita Shreve novel.
So I asked him if I could share the interesting things he read that week. He seemed skeptical, but I promised him you wouldn't judge too harshly (wink).
|photo by Audrey Hall|
Mr. Branflake's Links:
Richard Posner, a federal appeals court judge in the 7th circuit, on why we have too many patents.
Derek Thompson on "consumer math" and why we are hopeless at it.
Jordan Wiessmann on why only yuppies feel busy.
Surprise, surprise! Family time has grown.
When you're at a dinner party this weekend and someone brings up the Higgs Boson announcement, you'll know exactly what the heck she's talking about (and add to the conversation).
Karl Lagerfield came out with a perfume that smells like... wait for it... freshly printed books!
Brain Pickings and how to talk about books you haven't read.
Allegra Goodman's thoughts on writing. She calls the process sacred, and rightly so.
The cabin above is real. It's where I will one day live a quiet life with nature, horses, ranunculus, and the written word.
Thank you for those who spoke out yesterday.
It has gone down in the books as one of my favorite posts because of your comments.
I love that I see the world with fresh eyes because of you.