purple spring flowers

Cuppa reads

For fun, I thought I’d make this week’s reads a little different. Because we could all use a bit of lightheartedness every now and then, right? Enjoy.

• These are amazing parents, letting their son find out the news for himself yet celebrating with him in his excitement. What great role models they are, special needs or not. via Nightline

• I love this version so much better than the original—even though it still takes me back to 7th grade algebra. (This one’s fantastic, too.) via YouTube

• I know this has made the rounds on social media this week, but it’s just too bizarre not to share. I seriously don’t remember the 90s being like this. via Devour

• Yeah, it’s a commercial… but it still had me in tears. via Pandora

• And finally, it’s an oldie but a goodie—this makes me smile every time. I get it, and I bet a lot of you do, too. via Coca-Cola (I know, right?)

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.” ―J.R.R. Tolkien

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Cuppa reads

Happy weekend to you! First things first. A common thing I’ve been hearing these days from y’all: I miss the podcast. Oh… solidarity, friend. Me too, so much. And I have a fun plan to get a few episodes in the queue before we touch down back home in the near future. But in the (read more…)

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brain pickings

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Happy Easter weekend, all! May you find sweetness in the spring air, peace in your surroundings, and celebration of new life. • I love this simple truth that Anne learned at a recent wedding: “A large part of my own growing up has been to learn that failure isn’t necessarily bad and success isn’t necessarily good. (read more…)

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diocletian palace

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Greetings from Croatia, where we’re actually staying in an apartment in Diocletian’s palace, built in 305 C.E. No big deal, right? (Except that my response when we turned the corner to see our apartment was, “What in the world?!”) I hope you’re having a good weekend, friends, and regardless whether spring weather has come your (read more…)

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Well, the weekend has come around once again, ever so faithful. And yesterday was the vernal equinox – Happy Spring! I know that some of you were forced to mark the occasion with yet another snowfall…but take heart. Spring is here now, and it can’t be too much longer before the weather and calendar align. (read more…)

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