“You’re a hurricane virgin,” a friend of mine texted…and it’s true. This was my first hurricane. I was lucky enough to be experiencing Hurricane Harvey from relative safety: on a second-floor apartment in Austin, well away from the dangers more evident on the coast and in Houston. So, we watched, like everyone, our weather apps,… Continue reading On #Harvey: Mundane hurricane stories
Now they’re evicting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Now, we’re getting serious. Now, I will march.
I am going to better myself and my whole family! I will spend hours reading old stories in the newly available online vault. The first magazine arrives – I read it cover to cover, pass it around, and we discuss the issues over dinner. 5 issues in, we’re skipping the poems. 10 issues in, we’re… Continue reading The 10 Stages of a New Yorker Subscription
Remember the good old days when the worst we had to worry about was just straight up stupidity? Happy times. Save
Look, things are bad here in the land of the bacon double cheeseburger. There are really two ways we can go from here – we can try to make things better or we can definitely make things worse. And we can certainly end up doing both at the same time. Look, again, I’m not telling… Continue reading On Making Bad Times Worse
From the beginning, it seemed like almost no one whose name wasn’t Clinton wanted HRC to be president. If you wanted an experienced politician, you had Biden. A left-field choice? Bernie Sanders. A female president? Elizabeth Warren was a more exciting option. HRC, every time, was the choice with just too much baggage. Biden chose… Continue reading US Election 2016 – Part II, Clinton
Dear idealized foreign reader, you may have been aware over these last few months that there is something weird going on over here, in the land of the free. There is an election for the president, but it’s somehow so much more and so much less than that at the same time. Let me explain,… Continue reading US Election 2016 – Part I, Trump