In-between thoughts: GameStop and body image

The "WTF" that is 2021 continues. I cannot stop reading about the GameStop Reddit nuttiness. I am officially addicted to Twitter for this story and this story takes only. It is the kind of weird and incredible story that is both absolutely hilarious and absolutely infuriating, for completely different but related reasons. It's exactly what…

On salt

Yes, salt. I was thinking about salt today. Last year I watched the short Netflix series Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat and was struck by how much dang SALT Samin Nosrat put on her food! Glorious. Salt is the white, pink, black sand of the gods. Yummmmm. I want to lick it. (Photo by monicore from…

What makes something good?

Recently, I read my way very slowly, carefully, and thoughtfully through R. Jay Wallace's (excellent) The View From Here: On Affirmation, Attachment, and the Limits of Regret. I credit my "slowly" in part to my overall commitment to reading for content, not number of books read (though I tend to honor that commitment with varying…

In-between thoughts: wtf

I don't have a lot of coherent, non-ragey, non-heartbroken thoughts right now, especially while grunting and sweating through a progressive overload leg workout, because of THINGS. So here is some ramble. How are we supposed to keep going with normal life? There is a pandemic. Fully one of two of our political parties are fine…

My goal for 2021: Rest

After an incredibly stressful 2020 (for non-COVID reasons, believe it or not!), anticipating an even more stressful semester for Spring 2021, after weeks of poor sleep (I cannot seem to get into Deep Sleep for the life of me), and after the incredibly insane, violent, and horrifying traitorous mob storming the Capitol last week, I…

The real American Experiment

Watching the events of Wednesday, January 6 unfold will forever be one of the defining "shocked" memories of my life as an American citizen. It joins the ranks of 9/11, waking up to the results of the 2016 presidential election, and learning about our country's practice of putting immigrant children in cages and separating them…