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Category: Saturday Snapshot

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Occoneechee Mountain Park.

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Spent the day walking around Durham. I was so stir crazy after two days in bed sick. Nap time now.

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I always grab a cup of TBC coffee, even if I’m only in Virginia for a day.

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I made out like a bandit yesterday with Martina Thornhill goods from the Motorco Saturday Mini-Market. Really wishing this lady wasn’t moving!

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This is technically from last Saturday, but I spent all of this rainy weekend thinking about this lovely Saturday assisting Martina Thornhill with an indigo dye workshop on a beautiful day at Rock Quarry Farms.

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Had a wonderful afternoon playing with clay with Martina Thornhill. I am loving getting to know this talented chick and am feeling so motivated to start on my own work!

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Paperhand Puppet Intervention with good, new friends. 

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A day well spent in the woods.

Things to Click…

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I know Robin Williams stuff if all over the media, but this short little write-up from ArtNet illuminated a very small aspect of Williams’s life that I knew nothing about. And it’s accompanied by some great screenshots. 

I found this article from Mother Jones on Tom’s Shoes and other one-for-one charity business models reading this Op-Ed from the Business of Fashion on the problems with such models. Two fascinating articles on the practical functioning of this new, trendy model. 

This article from the New York Times on how to “Hit the Re-Set Button in Your Brain” highlights the importance of vacation and down time, discusses how an increasingly digitized world is changing our brain functioning, and analyzes why our brains work the way they do. It’s great!

I’ve always railed against gender specific toys and colors for toddlers as a bizarre means of socialization into traditional gender roles. These photographs from JeongMee Yoon of young children surrounded by museum catalog-like displays of their possessions only prove how bizarre it can get!

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Visiting my Mom in Nellysford, VA. So many colorful sights at their local farmers’ market this morning.