Sunday Morning Coffee Reads, Vol. 181

Happy Mother's Day! From history's finest letters of motherly advice to the sights and sounds of Saturn's rings, this week's Sunday Morning Coffee Reads has it all. Pour your coffee, grab a comfy seat and enjoy the reads.

1. From Maya Angelou to Abigail Adams to Anne Sexton, History’s Finest Letters of Motherly Advice

By Maria Popova | Brain Pickings | 9 mins

Mothers Day

2. Wish I Were There: The Life and Times of a Travel Writer

By Thomas Swick | Los Angeles Review of Books | 14 mins

Train travel

3. Scenes From Xinjiang

By Alan Taylor | The Atlantic | 5 mins

China

4. Scaling the World’s Most Lethal Mountain, in the Dead of Winter

By Michael Powell | The New York Times | 11 mins

climbing k2

5. Watch: what Cassini saw and “heard” as it flew through Saturn’s rings

By Brian Resnick | Vox Media | 6 mins

Saturn