Family epics of ancestors displaced from Palestine and Korea. Suburban housewives and surrogate mothers. Post-apocalyptic tales of a world hit…
2016 has been some year. It’s been a year of escalating conflicts, violent news, and a persistent shift toward the populist far right. But, like every year, 2016 has brought good things too.
September and October have flown by. In September there were another two weeks of travel across continents. Rome > Paris > Nairobi > Abjidan > Dakar > Paris > Rome. In October my dad came for a visit and we had a great time, which included a midnight serenade (don’t cry for me, Ostiense!). Things I have experienced in the past couple months include: 1) A pink lake; 2) the Lounge in both Paris and Dakar; 3) a perpetually screaming taxi driver with a backwards cell phone; 4) surfing amongst red algae; and 5) dancing all night in Nairobi. And in the meanwhile I was working like a crazy person. It’s a good life, but it’s definitely not relaxing.
Books, TV, podcasts, food and online intrigue! This week I’m into Viking lore and Norse mythology. Plus a photo and recipe for yummy protein pancakes and an overview of how a weird fertility day campaign and a new Charlie Hebdo comic is causing anger in Italy.
Choose empathy. Educate yourselves. Try to understand. Recognize experiences beyond your own.
Saraswati Park is a slow and quiet journey into the worlds of three characters living in one house in Mumbai.
Four wives and one husband tell what led them into the same household, and come to differing conclusions about what their futures hold.
Half cookbook, half novel, this book tells the tale of America’s most polite people through the food that they cook and eat, showing off a whole lot of class disparities along the way.
The (first) ten books I plan to download and devour this summer.
Mr. Splitfoot is a southern gothic filled with grotesque characters and a long journey down the Erie Canal by foot.