meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: read on.


Pardon the absence last Friday. I’d love to say it was because I was at the beach but sadly I was overloaded with work.

  • Drive and listen is the best we’ve got
  • Being Jessica Fletcher: How binging Murder, She Wrote in quarantine is helping me be a better person (CBC via Kathleen)
  • Remember when before March everything you did as a parent was judged? Now it’s worse: Why Parents, With ‘No Good Choice’ This School Year, Are Blaming One Another (NYT)
  • Americans Can’t Stop Mask Debating (Kottke)
  • Peeking into pantries (Pineapple Collaborative)
  • Speaking of peeking… if you have to go, could you go to a transparent public washroom? (NPR)
  • Bring on Diana, bring on season 4 (Vulture)
  • Kindness Toward Disabled People Is More Complicated Than You Think (Time)
  • Never has “winter is coming” felt so gloomy (lifehacker)
  • But if this was in the forecast, I will be okay (twiter)
  • First thought: maybe this should be put away in a deep dark corner (Town and Country)
  • Dear Students,… you have until September 14th to infect someone who lives in our college town and is unaffiliated with the university with COVID. (McSweeney’s)
  • Ha, I bought a pandemic deep freeze! (Kitchn)
  • A Family Looks Back on Their Hybrid Home-School Experience Seven perspectives on home-schooling in the 80s and 90s. “Of course he thinks it’s fine, he wasn’t there! He was at work.” (NYT)
  • Even the first world has its problems: Single people lucky enough to ride out COVID-19 lockdowns with friends with summer houses have found it difficult to go back home, and the homeowners aren’t sure how to kick them out, either. (Vanity Fair)

Until we meet again, xo

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