A Dark and Stormy Night

Hey y’all!

This is The Hughsletter and I’m Hugh Hollowell, your weary host.

What a week. It’s exhausting. And scary. And frustrating. I’ve largely been off social media just because it’s an outrage machine, and I’m plenty outraged as it is, just from reading the news. I don’t have anything creative to say here. I’m just mad.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

What I wrote this week

Grief Groceries: I’m doing a new feature on the blog, where I answer readers’ questions. If you have a question you want me to answer on the blog, hit reply, or use the contact form.

Guardian Angels: I don’t believe in guardian angels. But I do believe in this.

A Dark and Stormy Night: Thoughts in the aftermath of the shooting.

In Progress: A photo tour of the backyard and of what’s blooming, plus details about my new DIY bird feeder cam setup.

What I found while looking for other things

In 1938, Langston Hughes wrote Kids Who Die. It’s sadly still relevant.

Some of us are still catching up to what we are. I love this.

I wish this headline wasn’t so damned perennially relevant.

I grabbed one of these from Target, so I have a small Chromebook to throw in my bag now that things are opening back up and I find myself in coffee shops and waiting rooms once again. It’s an amazing price at under $100, and Acer is a solid brand.

In my In Progress post, I talked about my DIY squirrel baffle. Sadly, it did not work out. But this one from Amazon is working perfectly.

Also, practically everyone who has heard about my new wildlife pond has asked about mosquitos. Dunks are your friend, my friend.

Heads up

I have a huge announcement in next Friday’s newsletter, so watch for that. Also, I’m not publishing LISB on Monday, because it’s a Federal Holiday.

Thank you for reading. This website is free and ad-free because of the support of my readers. Or, if you want to say thanks for this post, you can just buy me a cup of coffee.

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