Paper Humans

Enlarging Your News Bubble

Not long ago, my Californian friend Issa* told me she was surprised when her students rejected the New York Times as “too liberal.” She didn’t know what else one could recommend. Then, Midwesterner Betsy* told me she can’t find a news sources that all her friends trust. Fellow conservatives…

Bare Minimum Cooking

When we first got together, Amos decided to do the cooking, while I’d do the obsessive cleaning, organizing, and getting rid of things. Play to your strengths, right? And when he joined me in California, I was delighted with his full English breakfasts and packed lunches, his Chicken Cordon…

Books I Read in 2019

I’ve tried in past years to share out book reviews about individual books or even compile lists of what I’ve read but… I read too much, and I never post anything. So this year, I’m imitating a friend at The Living Room by just posting a brief list: January: Shannan…

On money and power

One of the most memorable statements I’ve read was that the cliché, women want men with money and power works just as well if you take out the “men with.” Women want money and power. I appreciate this. Most women do want men. And we do want money and…