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Three Good Things for Saturday, March 9th

I don't care what the apologists say, Daylight Savings is an abomination and I am dreading spending the next week in a fog, feeling slightly out of synch with life and yearning for a nap. Out of my grumpiness tonight, I am stretching to name my Three Good Things:

1. Sauerkraut Chocolate Cake.

Photo of sauerkraut cake from the Atlas Obscura article

It's real, and having had it once, I can verify that it's unobjectionable. The question of "why" does hover over the whole affair, but the results are not worth questioning. I'm no great shakes as a baker but I'm going to try to give this a shot sometime this week.

2. The Grid Method.

Prominent British YouTube Minecraft personality, OwenJuiceTV

My oldest kiddo just finished this art class assignment, and is rightly proud of his work. While he's thrilled at the verisimilitude, I am so taken with the character and quality of presence. We were driving on errands today, and he was talking about how the hours spent on this drawing were impacting how he was looking at and experiencing his surroundings, looking more closely to see things as they truly are rather than the abstractions of them that we usually revert to out of convenience. I love this power of art-making, to remap the mind and expand the senses!

3. West Washington Avenue Sunset.

It still astonishes me that the little rectangle that lives in my pocket can make images like this. It's not the greatest image, but it's more than good enough for tonight. 


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