In 1941, folk singer Woody Guthrie was hired by the Department of the Interior to make the soundtrack for a documentary about building dams in the…
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I haven’t been writing much lately for various reasons: Accidentally reading every take on newsletters to be found on the internet! Burnout! Feeling…
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A few weeks ago, I set out to find an astronaut. The idea popped up as I was researching organizations that support women in space. I wanted to make a…
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Well, hello. It’s been many months since I last wrote to you. The first few weeks of that break were planned. The rest were not! So here’s what…
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Over the past few months I’ve spent several weeks in St. Augustine, Florida, for stints of house-sitting (big thank you to my friend Rae and her mom…
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Throughout the past week, I’ve been trying to focus on what I can do as a pandemic spreads, the economy crashes, infrastructure crumbles, and people…
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Of the bajillion tweets, takes, articles, and images I consumed last week, Anne Helen Petersen’s newsletter How to Work Through a Coup really got me…
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My friend Tess taught me a game called Seven Wonders, which I guess you could also classify as a thought exercise. It’s simple and can be never-ending…
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We are constantly telling ourselves stories about our own lives. We know this. I know this. That doesn’t mean I always know how to tell myself a good…
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A few weeks ago I read Joan Didion’s essay Why I Write after my friend Mamie sent it along for a writing prompt. The piece originally ran in the Times…
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It feels strange to enter a new year when not much is new, doesn’t it? Over the past month I’ve reveled in my share of escapist media to try and abate…
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Every year to celebrate Passover, we have a seder. Seder means “order,” and it’s the term for the traditional dinner where we read the haggadah…
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