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As a pale-skinned redhead who's had way too many sunburns in my life, I seek to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible. But I also don't like wearing sunscreen because it's gross.
So my solution for our abundant beach time this summer has been to wear a big sun hat and a long-sleeved UV-blocking rashguard and sit under a beach umbrella, fully protected by the shade. Sure, I look like an antisocial weirdo, but that mean ol' sun hasn't gotten me yet.
On to the links...
1. My recent posts
On a beach waiting to witness - Fourth of July fireworks got me all poetic.
Media of the moment - The Northman, The Office, Top Gun: Maverick, and more.
Auto-Tune the News - Shout-out to this viral phenomenon of '09.
Favorite Films of 2000 - Includes one of the greatest films of all time, plus an unprecedented three-way tie.
Let gun violence be your guiding force in Indiana - Magazine mashup of the July/August issue of Chicago Parent.
2. From the interwebs
How to show up for your friends with and without kids. The story of the Minnesota man who invented water skiing 100 years ago. Meet the Texas man keeping Blockbuster alive. Beautiful landscape art made by laser data.
📖 Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
🎧 Saddle Up: A Western Adventure by The Okee Dokee Brothers
“The hardest thing of all to see is what is really there.” - J.A. Baker
What is your oldest or most cherished grudge?
Photo: The 3 year old and his cousin have been virtually inseparable at the family cottage this summer.