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The Good Stuff

Every Monday we'll be sharing the good stuff with you.
Evelyn's Legs by Deb Achak 

Evelyn's Legs by Deb Achak 

We need some good right now — thoughts, ideas, actions and (actual) goods. Here are a few on our radar:

A Good (Heartbreaking) Question

Read this in the (paper Sunday edition!) Times over the weekend, making me think about career and craft survival, and...well, everything: My Restaurant Was My Life For 20 Years. Does The World Need It Anymore?

A Good View

Try a virtual train ride (13 to choose from, from around the world!) to calm the mind and for a change of...computer scenery. 

A Good Leader

"Her leadership style is one of empathy in a crisis that tempts people to fend for themselves. Her messages are clear, consistent, and somehow simultaneously sobering and soothing. And her approach isn’t just resonating with her people on an emotional level. It is also working remarkably well." (The Atlantic)

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December 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Sagittarius: It is time to recognize your purpose, your beauty, and your strength.

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I’M GLAD YOU ASKED:Is It Just Me?

"What are we? Are we monkeys filled with art and chaos? Why are we like this? Why do I care so much about what happens to us if nothing lasts and impermanence is the only truth?"

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Aran Goyoaga on Cultivating Love in the Kitchen + Meringue Cake with Roasted Apples From Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple

"Set a humble table and eat beautiful simple food. Nothing has to be fancy. When you make yourself comfortable, your guests will feel comfortable."

A Good Read

"And Tori Amos knows about resilience. It’s a theme of her new book, Resistance: A Songwriter’s Story of Hope, Change, and Courage...It is in part an extensive critique of patriarchal power built on personal experience, the many stories she’s heard from her fans over the years, and her impressive command of geopolitics." (Lit Hub)

A Good Print

Two prints from photographer, mother and friend of The Fold, Deb Achak,  (you can see Evelyn's Legs featured above) are being offered at a special size and price "in acknowledgment of all of the moms of quarantine doing double duty."

A Good Gift

Give greens to mom—or anyone who needs a pick-me-up—this year. May suggest the humble plant, grown and ready to go? Try one of these for healthy, deliver-to-your-door beauty: Bloomscape, The Sill, or call your local nursery!

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Wellness

December 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Sagittarius: It is time to recognize your purpose, your beauty, and your strength.

image 3 Weiye Tan:Alex Grodkiewicz

I’M GLAD YOU ASKED:Is It Just Me?

"What are we? Are we monkeys filled with art and chaos? Why are we like this? Why do I care so much about what happens to us if nothing lasts and impermanence is the only truth?"

CVBakes_Aran Goyoaga_p280

Aran Goyoaga on Cultivating Love in the Kitchen + Meringue Cake with Roasted Apples From Cannelle et Vanille Bakes Simple

"Set a humble table and eat beautiful simple food. Nothing has to be fancy. When you make yourself comfortable, your guests will feel comfortable."

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November 2021 Tarotscopes

Dear Scorpio: You are capable of victory this month. The question is, what are you going to do with it?

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Mixed Emotions: Casha Doemland Discusses the Impact of Racial Ambiguity on Personal Identity

“I don’t know how somebody can look at somebody, without knowing anything about them, and just project all this negativity that then turns into hate,” she says. “It’s hard for me cause I just don’t get it because I don’t look at anybody and feel that way.”

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I'M GLAD YOU ASKED: To Say or To Go

"She’s always been sort of a loner and at this point I’m starting to worry about her. We have never been super close, but we’re close enough that I think I could say something to her. The question is: What do I say and should I really say it?"

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Single Women & Their Spaces: A Before and After Vacation Rental in Yucca Valley

"We both knew we wanted a different kind of independence for our futures. Hailing from Ireland and Minnesota and living in LA - purchasing property here is out of our reach. We share the love of creation and also the love of a different kind of financial freedom."

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Karen Vidangos Wants To Fill The Gap In the Art World with Latinx Art Collective

"I want curators, educators, collectors, anyone with an interest in Latinx art to connect with these artists. If you are someone looking to commission a work, need a guest speaker for a panel, want to begin your Latinx art collection, LAC is where you can begin your search."