this was a good week


This was a good week!  Here's what awesome happened:

•  This week my parents moved to a townhouse 5 minutes from our home.  I've spend a few days this week helping them move in.  It's pretty exciting for all of us that they'll be right around the corner!

•  Hawaii's volcano has been spewing green gems into the sky.  It's literally raining olivine

•  And speaking of amazing planets, check out these closest-ever images of Saturn.  Gorgeous.

•  These kids' toy boat has sailed 3000 miles across the Atlantic.  What?

•  Bubbles!

•  Vintage East African postcards.  What an intriguing history.

•  And finally, this week's soundtrack:   Love Make the World Go Round by Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda.  I discovered that Jennifer Lopez and Lin-Manuel Miranda released this song two years ago to raise money for the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting, a mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando, Florida two years ago this week, an act that is widely considered to be a hate crime.  As it happens, this week was also the 51st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Loving vs. Virginia, which deemed anti-miscegenation laws illegal in America, allowing for the legality of interracial marriages (like mine).  So it seems only fitting that this anthem be this week's soundtrack -- because love is love is love is love is love.

Click here or the image below to watch and listen.

And on that joyful note, have a great weekend, everyone.