Flapjack Friday Faves [08.16]

Happy Friday!  Happy weekend!

This is not what I’d usually deem as a [favorite], as it’s quite disturbing information, but I’ll pass it on nonetheless:

After Guantánamo, Another Injustice

Which brings to mind my word of the week, thanks to :
execrate (/ˈɛksɪˌkreɪt/) – v: to detest utterly; abhor; abominate.

My song of the week is Ben Sollee’s A Change is Gonna Come, because our family is in the midst of change:

Change is gonna come for books.  Obviously change has already happened, and that makes me a little sad.  Here’s a lit piece by Seth Godin:

An end of books

But, alas, it’s Friday, so let’s try to be happy.  Here are some interesting facts about teens and driving.  Apparently my 18 year old son who has yet to get his driver’s license is normal.  Kids today are not living the American Graffiti lifestyle.  Read about it here:

The Changing Story of Teens and Cars

……..and more on kids and cars, as they seem to be using Twitter to obtain rides:

Teens Use Twitter to Thumb Rides

Art story of the week…..In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them.  A movie starring George Clooney, Matt Damon and Cate Blanchett star. 

I know I’m nerdish, but a topic I find interesting is art stolen by the Nazis and the stories of where the art ends up.  What could be more exciting?  It’s what this movie, releasing in December is about [cannot wait!]:

The Monuments Men

Back to school story of the week, as this year my daughter is taking Advanced Placement Environmental Science and my son is about to become a dual classical and jazz guitar major……..Daniel Crawford, a student at the University of Minnesota  was part of a program that combined science and music. While studying global warming, they created a song that represents the warming and cooling of our planet. Each note played represent a year and the pitch of that note represents the temperature. Low pitches are cool years and high pitches are warm years. As Crawford plays his upright base you first hear the deep low sounds.  The pitches get higher and higher until an abrupt stop.

And finally, a bit of take your son to college humor, courtesy of my father-in-law:


Have a lovely Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Grace & peace……..

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