I read so many blogs with good stuff that I decided to share them on Fridays. Photography, travel, books, clothing, art journals, lectures, politics, whatever. I’ll be collecting throughout the week and posting for your weekend reading pleasure. Enjoy the post … and your weekend.
Tomorrow is the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I, the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. Read several New York Times articles about it here.
We are still living under the outcomes from that 'war to end all wars', especially in the Middle East, from the breakup of the Ottoman Empire. The New Republic has an article proposing that the ethnic and religious partitions from nearly 100 years ago are collapsing. And that the US can't do anything about it.
For something a little lighter, David Sedaris is obsessed with his Fitbit in this New Yorker article. I have one too but he has lovely English villages to walk through. I have hot, dry California foothills.
And now for some shameless maternal promotion of my younger daughter. She's working at the Feminist Majority as an intern and posted her first blog post this week which was about Kate Kelly, a Mormon human rights attorney and her excommunication from the Mormon Church. Made the homepage of the blog and the first page of a Google search on the subject that day, above the New York Times article. Boom!