This primary election has brought with it a different sort of climate change--a shift in how Americans are conducting themselves globally, nationally, and in the school yard. Some of it is frightening. Most of it is bad. In contrast, here's a great story about some high school basketball fans near me. Grownups, are you paying attention?
My week has included the following fabulous happenings:
- On Saturday my band played the Acton Chef Challenge, a fund raiser for the Acton Food Pantry. Local chefs received a box of ingredients from the food pantry and concocted delicious, beautifully presented contest entries. My 13-year-old friend Ellie put false eyelashes on me. We rocked the house and the event raised $15,000. Here is I am playing air guitar, or something:
- While getting ready to leave for my monthly book club (Honeydew by Edith Pearlman), I saw my arrow necklace tangled up in my jewelry box. My friend Trish is a crackerjack necklace untangler, and my first thought was to bring it to book club and ask Trish to do her magic. But I have asked her to untangle this very same necklace on at least one previous occasion. I felt like a big dope. I decided to try it myself. I grabbed an earring with a long, thin post and set about picking at the knot. Before long I was wearing my necklace and a matching shiny sense of accomplishment. (When I got to book club, Trish actually seemed disappointed, which was not my intention at all.)
- At said book club meeting, my friend Heather revealed that she had never tried, or even heard of, Reese's Pieces. Shocking AND hilarious--two great tastes that taste great together.
- And this is how my boys styled themselves for school today. Éirinn go Brách!