Things I’m Verbing: Time travel, space travel and looking forward

I write you from John Glenn International Airport in Columbus, Ohio, where I’m waiting for the second day in a row to see if a nor’easter will keep my dinky plane from landing at LaGuardia. It’s been a good visit home, but a bit of a rough one — we’re clearing out my parents’ house soContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Time travel, space travel and looking forward”

Things I’m Verbing: Barack’n’Roll

I dug up some artifacts from Nov. 4, 2008, the day Barack Obama won the highest office in the land. I was in Chicago, 24 and a bit, an uninsured temp worker editing brochures for the American Medical Association about the nearly 50 million Americans who didn’t have health insurance then. First, I wrote this:Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Barack’n’Roll”

Things I’m Verbing: Marshmallows, lipstick and a dichotomous double dose

Possible solution pic.twitter.com/f1W8RxOOEH — rebecca roache 🇪🇺 (@rebecca_roache) January 16, 2017 My very earliest entries in this blog were not always up-to-the-minute stories and analyses. Sometimes I just posted things that I thought were cool. Given that by the time I post my next entry, the Shit Demon from Dogma will become the leader of theContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Marshmallows, lipstick and a dichotomous double dose”

Things I’m Verbing: Inside/outside, middle ground and how to have a baby

Have you seen Hidden Figures? You absolutely need to see Hidden Figures, a movie that makes no apologies for its brilliant Black women and for its depiction of the systems that humiliated and suppressed them. I just get really excited whenever I see that it’s doing well, and for a non-scifi film, it’s inspiring some incredible fanart.Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Inside/outside, middle ground and how to have a baby”

Things I’m Verbing: Expendable courtiers, boring dictatorships and the end of life

There’s still goodness in the world: Michele dressed up as Ruth Bader Ginsburg for super heroes day at her school. And she got a personal note from Justice Ginsburg days later. pic.twitter.com/ctXejn0Ljc — Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) January 7, 2017 a friend's mom recently learned how to use emojis and has been using the poopContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Expendable courtiers, boring dictatorships and the end of life”

Things I’m Verbing: Fake people, entitled men and literal Danish blanket forts

I started journalism school four years ago today — holy cats. That whole first quarter, all anyone could talk about was Snow Fall, the multimedia longform investigation that was supposed to change everything, and Manti Te’o, the Notre Dame football player whose inspirational long-distance girlfriend turned out to be a hoax. In light of the latter,Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Fake people, entitled men and literal Danish blanket forts”

Things I’m Verbing: Strange fruit, great wars and phrases to maybe not reclaim

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! pic.twitter.com/sd4TjLZbpF — 🌸nneka myers🌸 (@kiinopia) January 1, 2017 Here we are! Here… we are…! They warned us that if a majority of Americans voted for Hillary Clinton we'd get historic corruption in Washington. They were right. — Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) January 3, 2017 …oh. A secret GOP vote to demolish an independentContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Strange fruit, great wars and phrases to maybe not reclaim”

Things I’m Verbing: Here Comes the General (Rise Up)

I know it's an illusion, people get old, your heroes pass, I know, I know. But this week, I admit, has felt malicious. — Linda Holmes Thinks You're Doing Great (@lindaholmes) December 29, 2016 Hey, we’ve done it! (She said, incautiously, with 36-ish hours to go.) 2016 is still sucker-punching us with all it’s got,Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Here Comes the General (Rise Up)”

Things I’m Verbing: Plague pits, zoodles and the Death Star

It’s a rough world out there. The more you learn about Trump, Putin and their nuclear bromance (at least in Trump’s mind), the more you may just want to retreat into concrete joys in life. For me, one thing I decided earlier this month was that if I got a spiralizer, everything would be okay. (ItContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Plague pits, zoodles and the Death Star”

Things I’m Verbing: Cold War throwbacks, A-list blackouts and the new underground

It’s the Friday before Christmas, and… this is where we are, basically: it would be pretty cool to not be terrified of nuclear war — Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) December 23, 2016 https://twitter.com/joelcifer/status/812297263234109440 I have takenthe powersthat werein the constitution and whichyou probablyplannedto use Forgive meplutocracy isso sweetand so cold — the supreme court will destroyContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Cold War throwbacks, A-list blackouts and the new underground”