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The Pop Five

September 13, 2013


Fall always feels exceptionally busy at our house. It begins in September with Dan starting birthday season for all of us (September 18) with Margaret and me following in November, anniversaries (the launch of danapop on October 14, wedding October 18) and then Thanksgiving and Christmas. So, I’m gearing up for all that.

It’s a festive and fun time in our house, and all of our favorite. This week, particularly, I’m feeling a bit nostalgic because it was a year ago this time that my family and friends threw my baby shower. It’s hard to remember Margaret in my belly, but I look back at it all so fondly.

However, through the reminiscing, I managed to find some great things on the web this week.

This is a really cool timelapse video from Saturday night’s lantern parade on Atlanta’s Beltline. So fun!


After working in news for years and working at CNN on September 11, 2001 it’d be tough to not mention that day here. This piece, about this photograph originally printed in Esquire’s September 2003 issue. It makes me weep.

Image: AP Photo/Richard Drew/FILE via Esquire


OK, I need to lighten it up a bit and this cowboy soundtrack by children’s book author Sandra Boynton sounds absolutely adorable. I just know my little blue-grass loving bebe will love it.

Image: Courtesy of Sandra Boynton via NPR


One of my favorite writers, Ruth Reichl, just inked a three-book fiction deal with Random House. Cannot wait to read what she puts out in this genre.

Image: Courtesy of AP


While we’re on the subject, I read (and loved) Wild by Cheryl Strayed and the story out this week on her long-long half-sister finding her after the release of her book is just as wild!

Image: Joni Kabana/Courtesy Knopf