- Every mother (and mile) counts.
- I just have something in my eye is all.
- Returning to Fukushima, five years on. (Disclaimer: Mike and I are friends. Even if we weren't, mind, the humanity of his work would still move me. But, given that we are friends, I did get to hear about how lost he got one night while on this shoot.)
- It's nice to have this confirmed by a pediatrician.
- Leslie Odom, Jr, from Hamilton, sums up everything that makes theater great. This is the kind of theater I miss desperately.
“When your young life offered its first disaster, naturally it loomed large. After you’d survived dozens, you basically just told the next one to take a number and get in line.”
— Lois McMaster Bujold, Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen, which I have thoughts about.
This fortnight's Dry Martini column, in which I run and dither.
This is Lucy's favorite way to lounge:
It feels like she's trying to tell us something -- but what?
"Soon he must return to the plane onto which Trump humiliatingly sent him before. Soon he must return to the small cupboard under the stairs where he is kept and occasionally thrown small slivers of metaphorical raw meat. When he asked to be part of Trump’s cabinet he never thought to specify “presidential cabinet, of course, not a literal cabinet underground where the ventilation is poor and there is no light.” It just did not occur to him. Why would it?"
-- From Alexandra Petri's piece on Chris Christie's wordless scream. While this whole primary season has been a giant shit-show, it has given us Petri's text. It will have to be enough.
(Also: Taibbi has been in fine form. Also also: this is cold comfort. But still comfort.)
- I've known a few TDs like this.
- What defines Trump supporters.
- The Female Chore Burden.
- You should know who Yolanda Betbeze Fox was.
- The value of moving around and socializing.
- What you can stop feeling bad about.
- Blackest Black History Month ever.
- We might end up taking a trip to Prague again in a few years. I'm saving this for then.
- Runners are funny people, yo.
Author Isaac Asimov once wrote, "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' but, 'That's funny ... ' "
-- From this NPR story about 12 recent and accidental discoveries in science.
This week's Dry Martini column for AMR, in which I try to capture the wonder of Austin and learn a blindingly obvious lesson.
- We need to stop acting surprised.
- I'll be throwing money her way, if only about the goggles/eyeballs line that made me LOL this morning.
- On cleanliness and the Tudors.
- Pursued by bear.
- Possibly the funniest thing you'll read about the Westminster Kennel Club dog show.
- The Blackest Black History Month ever. (And if you didn't see the Kendrick Lamar performance, rectify that. It is a sublime thing of rage and beauty.)
- I might have to learn enough about electronics to make one of these.
- A great responsibility, precariously held.
- An obsession with a game that is only barely a game. And cats.
- I think my name is NPR friendly. Call me, Linda Holmes!