Thursday, March 12, 2020

Coronavirus



The resources I have found most helpful so far regarding coronavirus...

1. The New York Times tracking map.

2. The San Mateo County Health Officer Statement.

3. This article in The Atlantic.

4. This article at Medium. 

5. Rachel Maddow's interview with Donald McNeil.

6. This series by Dr. Siouxsie Wiles and Toby Morris. 

7. This message from a doctor in Italy, where some degree of resiliency has been found in song

8. Seth Meyers on this moment in time. 



Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Small Kindnesses


I’ve been thinking about the way, when you walk down a crowded aisle, people pull in their legs to let you by. Or how strangers still say “bless you” when someone sneezes, a leftover from the Bubonic plague. “Don’t die,” we are saying. And sometimes, when you spill lemons from your grocery bag, someone else will help you pick them up. Mostly, we don’t want to harm each other. We want to be handed our cup of coffee hot, and to say thank you to the person handing it. To smile at them and for them to smile back. For the waitress to call us honey when she sets down the bowl of clam chowder, and for the driver in the red pick-up truck to let us pass. We have so little of each other, now. So far from tribe and fire. Only these brief moments of exchange. What if they are the true dwelling of the holy, these fleeting temples we make together when we say, “Here, have my seat,” “Go ahead — you first,” “I like your hat.”

by Danusha Laméris

Friday, February 21, 2020

This Is How I Feel


1. I am voting for this girl: 


2. I am old. But not that old

3. I get your mediocre genius, parking chair

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Girls Girls Girls


I just love these...



And that's all she wrote.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Learning Curve



Haven't we have all been this kid or known this kid?

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Dolly Parton




My favorite line so far in the brilliant podcast Dolly Parton's America is from a Dolly fan at a concert who tweets, "That majestic bitch just started playing the goddamn PAN FLUTE."

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Keeping It Real



In Japan, there is a Halloween subculture that zeroes in on the most mundane details of life for inspiration. There is a poetry to these snapshot costumes that I really enjoy.