In the Catholic tradition, Easter is observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the vernal equinox. Said full moon—the Pink Moon—will happen tomorrow, so be sure and have a look at it.
Today is Good Friday and the beginning of Passover. It’s the middle of Ramadan. And for my kids, it’s spring break. So I’m going to make like Heather Cox Richardson and run a pretty picture and take today off.
This is the tree in my backyard, some kind of magnolia that blooms majestically for a week or three every year. Here it is, in all its pink and vernal glory:
For today’s podcast, I’m re-running the last interview I did with Nina Burleigh. In light of the verdict acquitting the Wolverine Watchmen, it’s topical—as is the Merrick Garland riff in the intro and the Dr. Oz fake ad:
Tonight at 5pm Los Angeles time and 8pm New York time, LB and I will do a new live show: five topics, 8 minutes each. Check out The Five 8 on the custom YouTube channel. If you missed last week’s installment, it lives here:
I’ll be back on Sunday to breed lilacs out of the dead land.
Enjoy the weekend!
Now that's some serious tree you got there, Greg. Long may it live and prosper!
That's a Japanese cherry (Prunus serrulata), and it is beautiful!