meanwhile, elsewhere

Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.



  • I think I need to read this daily: 16 Reader Comments on Parenting Teens “Think of puberty as a restart button. I had to re-teach my teens how to make beds, clean a bathroom, say please, apologize, etc. If you remember this aspect, it won’t be so frustrating when they seem to have forgotten all you once taught them.” … “The truth is that raising my teens has been the hardest thing I’ve ever done, but also the most rewarding. Between the fighting the crying and the judgment there are glimpses of beautiful people waiting to emerge once their hormones calm down!” (Cup of Jo)
  • Art Should Be a Habit, Not a Luxury – Just like exercise and sleep, engaging with the arts is a necessity for a full and happy life. (The Atlantic)
  • Loved this episode of Forever 35 Podcast and I loved what she said about the struggles of a creative career vs. her corporate career
  • I made a “Yay! It’s February Cake!” because January was hard. I got the idea from Jenny Rosenstrach of Dinner: A Love Story – and gee, sometimes you need to celebrate the everydays, not just the holiday. And because it is worth sharing, this is the delicious (and very moist) cake I made from the the cookbook of a bakery I visited in Savannah and just loved.
  • I’m invested in Liz Stanley’s whole-home renovation (check out all the highlight stories) should we all move to Montana? (Say Yes)
  • I try and air-dry laundry inside as much as possible – air-drying your clothes can reduce the average household’s carbon footprint by 2,400 pounds a year! (Food52)
  • Good Things
  • Always wear a mask if you have Resting Bitch Face and are tired of old men telling you to “Smile, sweetheart.” – The CDCs Covid-19 Guidelines For Moms Who Are Just So Tired Of This Shit (McSweeney’s)
  • How the Dutch Delivered a Traffic Safety Revolution – The bottom line from our research is that in the U.S. we still are fixated on the idea that it is largely the responsibility of the users — be it pedestrians, cyclists, or operators of vehicles — to keep themselves safe. We conveniently ignore the fact that it is the environment that we have built that has proven to be so deadly for people, even when they exercise due caution. (Bloomberg)
  • I think i found the movie I am going to cheerlead for this year: CODA – it had me with the opening scene on the Ocean and destroyed me with Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now.
  • CODA’s Oscar-Favorite Performance Is Even Better When You Understand ASL (Slate)

Happy Olympics. Go CANADA go!

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