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…