A Fun and Easy Trip to Urgent Care
christopherlindstrom: I don’t do well. I’m not the dude people want at their parties. I stare too long. In crowds, I’m the asshole bumping over everyone. If I joined the army, I’d be the guy who blew himself up during training because grenades are slippery. I don’t do well. But today was something else. I was led into the room by a pretty nurse who was clearly younger than me. I wrote...
"Know That You Will Screw Up": Real Talk for New... →
alexbaca: GOOD has a pretty OK collection of “real advice” for college graduates up today. I say “pretty OK” because the “real talk for new grads” schtick is almost as annoying as the traditional, platitude-filled, bullshit graduation speech. “Real talk for new grads” essentially boils down to “here’s how to not be a shitty person.” You should know how to not be a shitty person after four years...
Today I saw “This is Not a Film” (good), and two old women sat in the front row discussing the scenes at full volume. There’s an iguana in the movie, and every time it made an appearance, one of the women gasped every time and said, “Bloody lethal” in an Australian accent. It enhanced my movie experience.
Over the years I have collected so many books that, in aggregate, they can...– Marilynne Robinson, “Imagination & Community” (from her new collection of essays, When I Was A Child I Read Books)
cockblockedbycircumstance: is it weird that I feel like Don Draper all the time? I like to pretend I’m Joan whenever things get tough, but more often I feel like Peggy.
Census: Minority babies are now majority in United... →