Weekly Link Love

Marblehead, MA. Photo by Esha Samajpati © All rights reserved

I should do this link love sort of posts more often. There’s so much fun stuff I want to share, and talk about.

First off, let me start by saying I do not like zoos. Most people will beat around the bush and tell you how it’s great for the animals because they are safe and cared for before they express their discomfort with it. That’s because nobody wants to come off as crazy. But here’s the thing – keeping a brown bear confined for life is crazy. The person who wants to let it roam free? Not so much. The point I am trying to make is plain and simple – we should not keep any living being captive for our own enjoyment. Period.

But I also know that as a parent to a preschooler there will soon come a time when I will have to give in. Sigh. Anyway, I thought the least I can do is share this beautifully written piece by By Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The Case for the End of the Modern Zoo.

On a lighter note, hey, what do you like to nibble on while you work? If it’s in the morning, I need my cup of coffee but at night I go all out on a bag of buttery Pop-Secret and a glass of Chardonnay (usually Beringer). Here’s a look at a handful of famous writers and their favorite snacks. Kafka wrote all that on milk, really?

If you are a fan of Jerry Seinfeld, watch him drive a bus here.

I may be a little late on this one, but what I am reading these days is The Family Dinner by Laurie David. It was released back in 2010, and since then, she has published and produced more wonderful stuff, but if you, like me, haven’t yet read it, this is your chance. It’s about the importance of sitting down to eat as a family at least one meal per day. And as for the recipes, Gary Stuber’s bean tacos have become a staple for our Taco Tuesdays.

And, last but not the least, this is something that never fails to make me smile.