In this series, we’ll be sharing all kinds of things we’ve bookmarked and saved for the week ahead. From our favorite articles to the delicious recipes we’ve discovered, to the books we can’t let go, to the podcast episodes that make 405 traffic bearable – we’ll have it all here. After all, who doesn’t want to start the week with some inspiration? Don’t forget to leave a comment with your favorites of the week too !!
ARTICLE TO READ –
What you need to know about the highly contagious Delta variant via The Washington Post // Stay up to date with the latest news.
What’s going on in Cuba? Protests grow against the communist regime // A better understanding of what is happening in Cuba today.
Unshaming by Jor Gonsalves // One for the books. Jor Gonsalves, an Indian-American Catholic raised in Texas, says he has spent most of his life feeling ashamed of being gay. After a life-changing journey, he realized that the shame was never his but rather the shame of society projected on him. This podcast delves into the powerful stories of other people coming to the same realization.
BOOK TO BEGIN—
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens // If you haven’t heard the rave reviews for this fictional story yet, let us tell you! This coming of age story comes with a surprising twist. It will make you turn the pages like you’ve never done before.
RECIPE TO MAKE—
Grilled Summer Squash in Sauce with Chickpeas // It’s time to get out your cast iron pan and fire up the grill. This recipe calls for a combination of stir-frying and grilling to create a mixture of vegetables coated in tomato sauce. Be back, now we have mouth watering.
Peach-Aperol Sprtiz // A tangy and sweet cocktail perfect for hot summer days.
SOMETHING TO LOOK—
In the Heights // From the creator of Hamilton and the director of Crazy Rich Asians, “In the Heights” is a film version of the Broadway musical based on a tight-knit community and their life in Washington Heights, New York. You will sing and dance from start to finish.
PLACE TO GIVE—
Scholarship America // Their Mission: “Scholarship America works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to help students achieve their college dreams. Since its inception in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $ 4.5 billion to over 2.8 million students… and it’s not over yet.
THING TO BUY—
Parachute cotton cloud robe // Treat yourself to something really cozy! Made from 100% long staple Turkish cotton, this bathrobe will get your living room on the right track.