We took another beach trip (Hollywood again, 30 min away) this past weekend. It was post-tropical-depression weather and the ocean was pretty rough, so the kids basically just played at the water’s edge, but it was still fun.
Even though we forgot to bring the sand toys!
However . . . there were a bunch of plastic fragments on the beach (initially I thought they were some natural item and then realize nope — shreds of plastic bags). Depressing.
I also spent time thinking about those on the west coast and how scary it must feel right now.
This post by Feather Factor is in line with many of my own feelings. And I too am determined to do better. We do some things right (hybrid cars – still driving my 10 yo Prius) but other things still need work. We (our country) are currently set up to continue to blow through plastic and styrofoam and gasoline like it’s nothing.
And clearly it’s not.
Anyway . . . about to sneak in a run before a busy day. I am feeling so sore from yesterday’s LIIFT and will probably run at a snail’s pace, but at least it’s movement and outside!
PODCAST REC: 5 episode series Nice White Parents (stories and history of NYC public school integration). It’s a NYT production with the Serial production team, and it’s fascinating.
An astute listener noted I forgot to include the brand recs in yesterday’s podcast! Here’s the list (also going to paste into the show notes retroactively):
Brands/Products Mentioned in yesterday’s BLP:
Cultivate What Matters (PowerSheets)
Simply Gilded (adorable stickers, washi & more!)