What I'm Reading

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50 Things To Eat In Wine Country Before You Die

For a person who's lived in San Francisco for almost 10 years, I don't get up to wine country all that often.  However, a good friend just moved to downtown Napa, so I'm hoping to reinvigorate my efforts to get up there - and maybe try a few things on this list!

Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (Alex Jamison)

We don't know what Rosa Parks was wearing the night she was arrested.  But she was carrying this dress.

The details of history are just as poignant and important as the wide thematic swathes we learn in school.  This is just one of many fascinating things I've read coming out of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, and I'm going to make visiting a priority next time I'm in Washington DC.

Photo courtesy of nytimes.com (Andrew Burton)

Olympic Cover Up: Why You Won't See Some Shoe Logos

One last article on the Olympics: I'm always a little disappointed to read about the money and politics behind the games, but at the same time I find this stuff fascinating.  Athletes really have minefields to navigate outside their actual sports.

Photo courtesy of theguardian.com (Sophie Dahl)

My Grandfather Road Dahl, The Magician

Road Dahl is one of those historical figures with a messy past who begs the question of how much people are a product of their time.  With that said: his work absolutely entraptured me as a child.  I think any of us who loved his books will recognize the source of all that magic here.