Friday Finds #12

Winter isn't just coming. It is here. And it can go away now.

On Monday, central Iowa was hit with 5+ inches of snow. I left work at 11:00am and 2 hours later walked in my door (normally takes 45 minutes), ready to snuggle down for the day. And whine about having to shovel.

We got a dusting again on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. By the end of today, we could have up to another six inches.

Is it spring yet? PLEASE!

The "I Have More Than Enough" 90-day challenge (i.e. shopping ban) continues. I'll have an update on Monday, but it's shocking how many times I've thought of buying something. Completely out of the blue. For no reason. Other than to buy something.

Have a great weekend. And if you are snowed in, I pray that you have plenty of hot cocoa and an amazing book or three to read.

Quote of the Week

"If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don't see" ~ James Baldwin

On my nightstand this week

Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race by Debby Irving

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

What i read/watched on the web this week

Politics and Social Justice

It's no wonder we have so many race-based issues in the U.S. when most high school students don't know that slavery was the central issue of the Civil War.

Why do we use the term "Caucasian" to describe the white race in America? (video)

The phenomenon of

Samantha Bee sheds some light on what the FBI has really been up to

Makes me smile

A website filled with other women readers...what could be better?

Is there anything that Neil Patrick Harris can't do?

This one is a smile while you tear-up kind of post - the kindness found in 5th Grade girls

My favorite podcast of the week

It's Not Just About Blood by NPR's CodeSwitch


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