Six(ish) things I’ve enjoyed this week (-and-a-half-ish) Summer Listens #4 I’m loving this summer series from On the Media that digs up fun stories from the archives. This episode is a delightful history of the corporate anthem. (Don’t miss the ending!) The Children of Strangers An impressively empathetic portrait in last week’s New Yorker of … More Half dozen the other: Kids, faces, and saving both
Six(ish) things I’ve enjoyed this week. Are you a gentrifier? A funny gutpunch of an interactive from Slate. Carpet is Mungers I leapt on this essay—which I found via Emily Gould’s great blog post, “Pregnancy is Mungers”—because 1. What is this Mungers? 2. I love Meghan Daum. 3. I’m like a moth to a flame … More Half dozen the other: Money, carpet, and Emily Gould
The latest rumpus to whip through the media, spawning dozens of think-pieces (like this one), is the hacking of Ashley Madison, a sort of alternative dating site whose slogan is “Life is short. Have an affair.” Hackers broke into the Canadian website two weeks ago and threatened to expose its 37 million users’ personal information. … More Life is short. Don’t get outed by Gawker.
Might as well dive in. I started this blog for a few reasons: To have a place to put some pieces I’ve been chipping away at (and motivation to finish and publish those pieces). To force myself to write more regularly. To be less terrible at and uncomfortable with self-promotion. I haven’t really found my … More Hi there