jools

We have a taste for fine jewelry. ­čĺÄ

just put it in your mouth

I enjoy television advertising if it has something unique or creative about it. This commercial for York Peppermint Pattie gets a good grade.

hanging out with Paco

Just hanging out this morning with Paco. He has a blade of grass stuck to his nose. It just fell off.

Article: Why are we talking about white supremacy?

I read this article this morning due to a link I received by e-mail. It’s good material and difficult to process.

From mass incarceration to sentencing laws to racial discrimination in housing and home loans, the invisibility of institutional racism is maintained by the fact that it is literally hard to see.

Systemic racism is reproduced and extended through everyday practices that allow people to live in a racist society but fail to make meaningful connections between their own observations, their nationÔÇÖs history, and broader patterns of domination.

https://www.uuworld.org/articles/idiots-guide-critical-race-theory

old dog sleeping

Front and back views of an elderly sleeping dog. He’s our baby.

#paco

where to go?

Still deciding where to go with G+ closing next year. I was a long-term fan of the My Opera Community. It closed years ago, so I primarily went to Google Plus. Now it’s going away. Facebook makes me too sad. I recently deleted all my posts and just sometimes lurk now.

Wharrr to go?

– MeWe
– VK
– Twitter
– WordPress

Some combination, maybe.

eating in the places that are not so popular

Brian and I usually won’t go to the popular restaurants in town, mostly for the reason that we don’t like to wait long and get uncomfortable in a packed house.

A new place opens and becomes the rage, or some place makes a “best of” list, Hops Burger Bar on Lawndale in Greensboro, for example. We see the crowds packing the sidewalk for months, sometimes for over a year. I have little interest in getting into that scene.

We prefer the places that are not very popular anymore, that are like faded flowers, maybe. A few are borderline dumps. As long as the sanitation grade is good and seems believable, that’s where we like to go.

This article made me think of this post:

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/portland/stanichs-closed-will-it-reopen-burger-quest