- Andrew Solomon’s “Far from the Tree” | The New Yorker – Long, long review of Solomon’s new book, which I’m looking forward to thumbing through for its look into family, identity, and disability/difference.
- Ellen Bass poem “The Thing Is” – A powerful short piece on living through grief.
- “Pain is temporary” by Eric Thomas transcript – Temporary and transformative. I ended up with an mp3 of this somehow, and finally tracked down a transcript. The video was removed, but you can find a bunch more with a quick yt search.
- This column will change your life: consumer options | The Guardian – “Might it not make sense, then, to comparison-proof your own life? This is one good argument for pursuing a long-held eccentric career ambition over something more conventional: if nobody else you know is a gherkin wholesaler, or a goat farmer, you’re much less likely to feel gnawed by the sense of not measuring up.”
- What I Imagine Tim Gunn Thinks of the Manuscript I’m Currently Writing | The Hairpin – I haven’t watched PR in years (is it even still on?) but reading this list put Tim’s voice right back in my head. And it’s not just for manuscripts! I’ve used it to imagine what he thinks of the dishes I’m washing, the floor I’m vacuuming, and the movie I’m making.
- Why Offline Privacy Values Must Live On in the Digital Age | TorrentFreak – Falkvinge uses the simple but apt metaphor of snail mail’s anonymity and privacy and explains why they should apply to digital communications as well.
KK is addicted to these green tomato pickles, but they’re tough to track down locally and cost about $7 a jar. I’m hoping I can use this recipe to make some smaller batches of our own. (I also got 4 books from the library on canning and preserving.)
What have you found this week that was worth keeping?