Friday Five (plus one)

It’s the fourth Friday of November. Yesterday we had a nice, quiet Thanksgiving with just the two of us here (while keeping in touch with a number of distant friends through the day).

My hubby found a 10-pound turkey, which is a good size for a small group and still lets us have lots of leftovers. I used a recipe from The Science of Good Cooking as a guide. Short version: put turkey breast side down, drape bacon over the back, bake at 325º until meat thermometer reads 165 in the thigh; pull out and turn oven to 425º, remove stuffing and bacon, flip turkey over, drizzle with olive oil, put thermometer in breast, return to oven and cook until temp is 185. It came out delicious. We also had green bean casserole, mashed sweet potatoes (as I continue my quest to replicate my Great-grandma S.J.’s heavy cream and molassis laden delicacy), giblet gravy, sweet potato pie, cranberry sauce, and a sinful collection of olives, pickles, pickled veggies, nuts…

It was a nice, laid back holiday. And I suspect all my conservative relatives heaved a big sigh of relief when Mom told them we weren’t coming. But enough about that.

Welcome to my Friday Five: Only the top five (IMHO) stories of the week and five videos (plus notable obituaries and a recap of my posts).

Stories of the Week:

John Crace on Milton’s contribution to the english language .

At This Point, Evangelical Christians Are Persecuting Themselves.

Right Wing Group Blasts “Stalwarts Of Christian Morality” For Covering Up Sex Assault By Former Rep.

11 lives were lost in 11 days. For the LGBTQ community in Utah, enough was enough.

FCC looks to destroy the internet as we know it.

In Memoriam:

Gifted Singer and Actress Della Reese Dead at 86.

Della Reese, Singer and ‘Touched by an Angel’ Star, Dies at 86.

Remembering Della Reese, the tough angel.

David Cassidy, ’70s teen heartthrob, dies at age 67.

David Cassidy was the biggest star in the world — for about two years.

Facebook (Still) Letting Housing Advertisers Exclude Users by Race.

Things I wrote:

Weekend Update 11/18/2017: More pictures, more words.

Tea and books and maintaining an even keel.

Assault, harassment, and cluelessnes.

Trying to remember to be thankful.

Day of Mourning.


open heart open mind:

open heart open mind from Jared Crowelle on Vimeo.

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Incredibles 2 Official Teaser Trailer:

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DEADPOOL 2 Official Teaser Trailer #2 (2018) :

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A Wrinkle in Time Official Second US Trailer:

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Steve Grand – Walking – OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO:

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P!nk – Beautiful Trauma (Official Video):

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