This Week's VariousFriday, December 16, 2011
The Atlantic found a little story about a young man who wrote to Nelle Harper Lee in 2006 asking for a photo; instead she wrote him a short note of advice:
"As you grow up, always tell the truth, do no harm to others, and don’t think you are the most important being on earth. Rich or poor, you then can look anyone in the eye and say, “I’m probably no better than you, but I’m certainly your equal.”
Last week I mentioned that Leonard Knight, the visionary artist behind Salvation Mountain, was taken to long-term care. If you know Leonard and would like to write (no visits right now), the address is Eldorado Care Center, 510 E. Washington, El Cajon CA 92020. Sadly, Leonard's caretaker, Kevin Eubank, passed away this week. Kevin's last video, updating everyone on Leonard, is here. Sad, sad, sad.
Honeysuckle Southern Inspired Gelato in Atlanta makes some of the most wonderful-sounding signature flavors: Moon Pie, the Kang (toasted banana ice cream with ribbons of peanut butter caramel), Mint Julep, and staple flavors: peanut brittle, divinity, sorghum, bourbon, rum raisin, bourbon pecan, and sweet tea. Oh yes!
Scott Peacock's holiday menu (which I found via Google, had no idea he was doing features for BHG) here.
The Washington Post's slideshow of Gehry's Eisenhower monument in Washington. Article here.