New column over at Another Mother Runner, in which I go viral.
- Before doing anything else, go read this Michael Cunningham piece about David Bowie and theater that is about so, so, so much more. It is amazing.
RIGHT? So good. More links:
- Having spent a not insignificant amount of time a not insignificant number of these cities, I am unsurprised by this report.
- TAKE MY MONEY.
- I can't wait until this is done. Who wants to run with me?
- Miss Fisher! The Teen and I are all in. (Related.)
- Gopnik, y'all.
"An underappreciation of the Second Law lures people into seeing every unsolved social problem as a sign that the world is being driven off a cliff. But it is in the very nature of the universe that life has problems. It’s better to figure out how to solve them, by applying information and energy to expand our niche of life-enhancing order, than to start a conflagration and hope for the best."
- Steven Pinker, Why Things Fall Apart.
- Ann Budd explains it all to you, over at Mason Dixon Knitting.
(Edited to add: Ann and I once joked about a knitting project called "Martini and Budd." Ann lives in Colorado, btw ...)
- David Fahrenthold is my new journalist crush. He's doing great work covering Trump -- but it's this story about muskrats that won my heart. (Note: these are both at the Washington Post and might require a subscription. You should get one. The electronic ones aren't too dear and good journalism needs to be paid for.)
- Dave Barry sums up 2016.
- Regardless of your stance on climate change (I'm with the vast body of environmental science on this one, frankly), you can admit that it isn't good when this happens to your city -- and that it is due to man-made factors.
- Because I needed a new hobby.
- Never drink alcohol distilled from sawdust and other lessons.
- #15 made me LOL.
- Being a girl.
- LIFE GOAL.
- My alma mater has turned out some pretty good writers. Max is one of the best.
- While I'm usually not one who is thrilled by stories about fruitcakes, this one has an undeniable pull.
"Those worried that President Trump and congressional Republicans are about to enact a sweeping agenda may have an unexpected ally: legislative incompetence. As Carl Hulse points out in the New York Times, nearly two-thirds of House Republicans have never served with a GOP president. McCarthy, elected in 2006, has never experienced unified Republican control. Now Republicans have to switch from reflexive opposition to passing their own laws and being held responsible for the consequences. Turns out they haven’t developed those muscles."
-- From Dana Milbank's opinion column in the Washington Post.
Also also: Thanks, Todd.
Over at Another Mother Runner, I run the run; I earn the sticker.
I've spent the last two weeks knitting pink pussyhats. I don't plan to wear them to the Women's March on Washington myself, not because of a lack of desire but because I'll be 30,000 feet in the air when the march is marching. But I do have two friends going....
The yarn is Valley Yarns Goshen (in Bright Pink, just in case you couldn't work out the color). I didn't want to use the called for wool because I know that at least one of the women I'm knitting for is a delicate flower who gets itchy from sheep-based yarns. I messed about with the stitch count, too, because my first hat seemed a little big and, um, floppy. Which is likely not what one wants from a pussyhat.
All three hats will go to the march, though. I'm sure there will be someone willing to wear the spare.
For a pattern and more info, click here.
In case you wanted to hear what I (and a few other mother runners) have planned for 2017, take a listen to the latest Another Mother Runner podcast. We also look back on 2016, which was a ... year.
This is what I'll be planning for 2017, especially #19 and #33. You?