The Potluck: July/August 2020

Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate’s The Potluck: July/August 2020 includes summer clothing, a TV show, a movie and more. Come check out my list and tell me what was on yours for the months of July and August.

Vertical collage for the Potluck featuring clothing, a bike, a recipe and more

I’ve decided to consolidate two months of our summer in an attempt to make my potlucks more timely. As my husband pointed out this past Friday night as we were drinking wine, “Why would you wait until almost a month later to share what you liked for that month?”

I hear you, sir, and I’m making adjustments accordingly. 😉

Much like the rest of this year, both July and August had high and low points. Both were filled with great joy—and connection—and both were filled with sorrow and grief.

I keep mentioning to my husband that I can’t wait to read what the historians write on 2020 years after it’s over because it has been across the board such a jam-packed year.

I hope we’re learning. I hope we’re moving the needle toward making our country and world a better, freer, more equal place… but I also have my doubts as I see hatred spewed almost daily, too.

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    With this in mind, I wanted to share something I’ve found immensely helpful for me in recent months and my anti-racism education. It’s something I’d like all of you to join me on because you probably will benefit from it, too.

    • The Antiracism Daily: This newsletter that arrives in your inbox daily dives deep into lots and lots of issues and does more than just investigate various issues. In addition to the extremely well-written content that’s wonderfully (and terribly) timely, it offers action items for the day. As someone who wants to do her part, these emails in my inbox first thing are something I use to jump start my days. They’re not easy reads, but they are important. They are so important. And I am so grateful for Nicole Cardoza and her team for writing them consistently.

    Obviously, in future months, I plan to share more resources as I find, absorb and put them into action. 🙂 I hope that in September, a few of the books I ordered back in June, which are backlisted, arrive!

    Also, let me stress that this isn’t an exhaustive list. And it probably won’t ever be, but I want to use this platform to share and help others, so if it helps you, fabulous!

    Now Let’s Talk About This Monthly Love List…

    To recap, my potluck, as defined by the folks at Merriam-Webster is:

    the regular meal available to a guest for whom no special preparations have been made… a communal meal to which people bring food to share —usually used attributively <a potluck supper>; whatever is offered or available in given circumstances or at a given time.

    Now who’s ready to see what ended up on my list for July and August 2020?!?

    The Speckled Palate's Potluck (July/August 2020)

    Continuing the monthly tradition, The Speckled Palate’s The Potluck: July/August 2020 includes summer clothing, a TV show, a movie and more. Come check out my list and tell me what was on yours for the months of July and August.

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    2014: October | NovemberDecember 

    2015: January | February | March | May | June | July | August | 
    September | November | December

    2016: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August |
     September | October | November | December 

    2017: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | 
    September | October | November | December

    2018: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August |
    September | October | November | December

    2019: January | February/March | April | August 

    2020: January | February | March | April | May | June | July/August | September | October | November | December

    2021: January | April | May | July | August | September | October | November/December

    2022: January | February | March | April-May

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    1. That is so awesome that you bought a Peloton from a friend. It’s all the rage right now… LOL I’ve been using the Peloton App … what’s your username?

      I am also subscribed to the Anti-Racism Daily emails and they’re so good.

      1. Ha, YES. We got SO lucky with our Peloton. Nine months later, we are so happy with our decision and are loving it still.

        I’m so glad you’re also subscribed to the Anti-Racism Daily, too. It’s been enlightening and helpful and encouraging while also giving me actionable steps.

        SO good to hear from you, friend! I hope all is well!

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