What I’ve Been Reading – 9/20/2021

The story behind the mysterious crests on old San Francisco homes | SFGate Library in Tiny Alaskan Village Tackles Housing Shortage | Programming Librarian At the edge of Santa Barbara County, Cuyama is Central California’s cowboy valley of enchantment | SFGate Have a good week!

What I’ve Been Reading – 7/26/2021

The Biology of Grief | The New York Times A Brief History of the Midwest Supper Club | Taste Benji is One Down Dog | Texas Monthly Why We Watch Relationships Fall Apart | The Atlantic Everything you need to know about the region’s data centers | Northern Virginia Melvyl Through Time | UC LibrariesContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 7/26/2021”

Life Lately – 6/15/2021

listening :: Olivia Rodrigo’s SOUR and the Deafheaven spoiler tracks; eating :: Trader Joe’s vodka sauce (doctored with red pepper and cream, topped with mozzarella), and also the best, homemade chocolate-dipped biscotti from a friend; thinking :: about baking biscotti, and options for a media tabletop/general storage cabinet (Thanks, Ikea). I am also thinking about myContinue reading “Life Lately – 6/15/2021”

What I’ve Been Reading – 6/7/2021

We’re Finally Starting to Revolt Against the Cult of Ambition | The New York Times The Women of UCLA Brought Joy Back to Gymnastics | Glamour A Chef’s Perfect Beach Day | Garden & Gun Chris Gethard’s New Special Is an Ode to DIY | Vice New Documentary Tells ‘Forgotten’ Story of Deadly 1977 HondaContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 6/7/2021”

What I’ve Been Reading – 5/10/2021

Wake Me Up When Senior Year Ends | Tiger Times Online The Curse of Reading and Forgetting | The New Yorker The Right Right Thing To Do | Aeon Without God or Reason | Commonweal Magazine Stop Spending Time on Things You Hate | The Atlantic Google Fixes Two Annoying Quirks in Its Voice AssistantContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 5/10/2021”

What I’ve Been Reading – 5/3/2021

How to Practice | The New Yorker There’s a Better Way to Parent: Less Yelling, Less Praise | The Atlantic Condor Cam | Santa Barbara Zoo (with sound!) Peach Ice Cream | Texas Monthly 2021 Edgar Allan Poe Award Winners | Mystery Writers of America Tulips in the Gardens | The Martha Stewart Blog HaveContinue reading “What I’ve Been Reading – 5/3/2021”

April 30th, 2021 – National Poetry Month

Jersey Rain by Robert Pinsky Now near the end of the middle stretch of roadWhat have I learned? Some earthly wiles. An art.That often I cannot tell good fortune from bad,That once had seemed so easy to tell apart. The source of art and woe aslant in windDissolves or nourishes everything it touches.What roadbank gulliesContinue reading “April 30th, 2021 – National Poetry Month”

April 29th, 2021 – National Poetry Month

the beach at sunset by Eloise Klein Healy The cliff above where we stand is crumblingand up on the Palisadesthe sidewalks buckle like a broken conveyer belt. Art Deco palm trees sway their hula skirtsin perfect unisonagainst a backdrop of gorgeous blue, and for you I would try it,though I have always forbidden myself toContinue reading “April 29th, 2021 – National Poetry Month”

April 28th, 2021 – National Poetry Month

LOVE POEM TO LOS ANGELES by Luis J. Rodriguez with a respectful nod to Jack Hirschman 1. To say I love Los Angeles is to say I love its shadows and nightlights, its meandering streets, the stretch of sunset-colored beaches. It’s to say I love the squawking wild parrots, the palm trees that fail toContinue reading “April 28th, 2021 – National Poetry Month”