“All done. All done. All done. All done.”
Over the Wall: A Change of Plan by Roger Angell →
“What the dead don’t know piles up, though we don’t notice it at first. They don’t know how we’re getting along without them, of course, dealing with the hours and days that now accrue so quickly, and, unless they divined this somehow in advance, they don’t know that we don’t want this inexorable onslaught of breakfasts and phone calls and going to the bank, all this stepping along, because...
Spring Break of Fitness: Keeping Score
Zumba x1 Spinning x3 Running x2 Believe me, this is very unlike me.
Dear Spring Fashion Trends, I don’t do ruffles. XOA
Roxane Gay is Spelled With One "N": A Brief... →
roxanegay: Rumors of the Feminist Card began circulating in the late 1800s and early 1900s during the rise of the women’s suffrage movement. Women who identified with the sociopolitically unpopular notion that women were equal to men would mysteriously receive a small card, by post, with the word FEMINIST,…
I’m co-leading a religious education workshop on Reproductive Justice - the right to have children, not have children, to parent the children we have in safe and healthy environments, and the obligation of government and society to ensure that the conditions are suitable for implementing one’s decisions - in our church for a few weeks. I’ve lots more to say about this topic, surprise,...
Tracking discretion, one amasses a curious archive—fleeting details that...– Lisa Cohen, “All We Know: Three Lives”
Love’s power comes in part from the courage required to give ourselves to...– Forest Church
Am prepping tonight for a religious education workshop that I’m co-leading in our church for the next two months on the subject of reproductive justice. Developed in 1994 by a caucus of African-American women, the concept of reproductive justice sits at the intersection of reproductive rights and social justice. It addresses the “myriad issues facing women in the context of their...
And always around Valentine’s, this song “There are places I remember …”
Women who identified with the sociopolitically unpopular notion that women were...– Roxane Gay, A Brief History of the Elusive Card Carrying Feminist (via one-mr-m-vaughn)
Dear Lex, I can’t, as they say, believe it is already February. Ugh. What with our week plus of the family flu, having my bank card number stolen even though I had the card in my possession (how they do that, I’ll never understand), having the waiter lose my credit card while we were at a restaurant celebrating Jeff’s birthday (Amanda and her new beau came for the weekend, and...
“Our decisions as ‘parents of choice’ – as we are labeled by North Avenue – about what neighborhoods to live in and whom to let our children learn with have public effects. If my husband and I choose to send our son to an expensive private school, or to send him to a boutique charter school, or to make the local public school a top choice – those choices get in everybody’s...
"Guns, profiling, gods, and democracy" →
from Jeff: “The criminal justice system is a racist failure. We are all implicated in a culture of death. However you justify your position — by pointing to your god, your imagined constitution, your inviolate hobbies, or your self-righteous impotence — you’re guilty. More than that, we have the tools to block access to private killing machines. Let’s use...
The people who fight and lobby and legislate to make guns regularly available...– Newtown and the Madness of Guns : The New Yorker (via ericaaaaa)
Hang in there. It is astonishing how short a time it can take for very wonderful...– Frances Hodgson Burnett (via sartorialgirl)
The Pilgrim's Progress
I’ve spent part of this morning listening to a recording made of my great-grandfather, Dr. Jesse Halsey, in his home on North Main Street in Southampton by one of his seminary students in May 1953. Jesse’s former student introduces the audiocast saying that my great-grandmother, Helen Isham Halsey,accompanies “Uncle Jess” on the “grand piano which had been squeezed...
The Big Deal About Binders →
“What’s the big deal, right? As governor, Romney was looking to hire more women. He was presented with women’s resumes. He hired some of the women. Why would socialist liberal elitist feminist vaginae get all ramped up about this? Women were given jobs! They were given flex time to take care of their families! Who gives a flying fart about binders when Romney’s...
Zucchini & Yellow Squash Spaghetti
I made this super easy recipe when my dad came to visit using fresh zucchini from his garden and we all agreed that it was surprisingly and amazingly delicious. I topped it with a blend of garlic pesto and very simple homemade red sauce (homegrown tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, carrot, sugar, onion, basil) and sautéed mushrooms—but it’s so good you can eat it as is. And I almost...
from Occupations of Colonial Southampton by Lizabeth Halsey White, circa 1932 DOCTOR—We do not know just how early the town had a doctor of medicine. Most mothers were doctors in their own families. Every garden had its bed of herbs, hops, fennel, tansy, catnip, cammomile, [sic] and many others. The older women usually acted as neighborhood nurses, and girls were taught by their mothers to go...
What I Did on My Summer Vacation →
“Historical Association Aftermath” Southampton Press | Thursday, October 27, 1932 Written by the Late Mrs. Edward P. White on the Day of Her Death, Tuesday, October 25, 1932 With the removal of the signs which for several weeks have given to the village a suggestion of environment, which is her historic right, we engage our minds to reflect upon what this week of history has left...
Romney's Religion is Tycoonism →
jeffhelgeson: Gopnik’s take here on Romney is a must-read because he treats Mormonism with all the respect it deserves — highlighting its often violent, autocratic history and its vulnerability as a minority faith. But most important is that he shows that Romney ought to be seen as a tycoon — a devout believer in the Gospel of Wealth — rather than a religious figure first. Although, and this is...