Happy early weekend and happy almost birthday, America! I'm looking forward to a few days of family, friends, and floating on a boat in the middle of a big cool lake. Here are a few things that rocked this week:
- Swaying to the breezy throwback of an album finally released by Leon Bridges.
- Taking my interest in gut bacteria to a whole new level with The Good Gut. My ten-year old science-obsessed self approves.
- Speaking of gut bacteria, drooling over this recipe for herbed tomatoes, which seems like a great way to maximize use of the herbs that are growing like weeds on our deck.
- And finally, a little summer ditty from Carl Sandburg that professes my love for those long lazy summer evenings of lying in the grass, watching fireworks, and being connected to this Earth:
"Bend low again, night of summer stars.
So near you are, sky of summer stars,
So near, a long-arm man can pick off stars,
Pick off what he wants in the sky bowl,
So near you are, summer stars,
So near, strumming, strumming,
So lazy and hum-strumming"