Things I’m Verbing: Abrahamic problems, skyscraper farms and fake hillbilly pride

the comments on this J.D. Vance piece are more compelling than the piece itself, I think: https://t.co/Rargs679r5 — Anne Helen Petersen (@annehelen) March 18, 2017 You don’t often hear exhortations to read the comments, but Anne Helen Petersen is right: Hillbilly Elegy writer J.D. Vance is awfully proud of himself for moving to Columbus, Ohio, anContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Abrahamic problems, skyscraper farms and fake hillbilly pride”

Things I’m Verbing: Bitter pills, thundersnow and big questions for feminism

How you holding up, East Coast? Or the entire northern Midwest, for that matter? For my part, I discovered this morning that thundersnow exists outside of Chicago. Living on an island, for someone who grew up in a river valley and lived for 12 years next to a lake, is a real trip. I wantContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Bitter pills, thundersnow and big questions for feminism”

Things I’m Verbing: Central Asian dictators, elegiac hillbillies and the nature of reality (or something)

https://twitter.com/jayasax/status/799268603149352960 This morning’s hideous Cabinet news: Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, a man literally too racist for the 1980s. It seems obvious that, like during the election, Trump is working to numb his enemies with a fire-hose of soul-crushing and shocking news, every one bit of which should be immediately disqualifying. President Obama is tryingContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Central Asian dictators, elegiac hillbillies and the nature of reality (or something)”

Things I’m Verbing: Ecto-Cooler cocktails, the immune system of democracies and grace by George Foreman grill

Analysis of Trump's VP pick: We're all on the train from Snowpiercer — Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) July 15, 2016 I mean… that about sums it up, right? Wow, though, Mike Pence. When you look at the issues, it doesn’t really get better. And in fact, if you listen to the alternative press in Indiana,Continue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Ecto-Cooler cocktails, the immune system of democracies and grace by George Foreman grill”

Things I’m Verbing: The goal of terrorism, Ohio in distress and identities we don’t discuss

https://twitter.com/bobbybigwheel/status/712248916771786753 https://twitter.com/jillfilipovic/status/712242181684269056 Solidarité et fraternité avec nos amis belges qui subissent à leur tour une vague de terrorisme. #Bruxelles pic.twitter.com/GgJ0asXvuA — Ronan Loas (@RonanLoas) March 22, 2016 If you missed “33 and Never Been Kissed” at the Establishment last week, you’re in store for an amazing and very brave piece of writing. An interactive from the ClevelandContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: The goal of terrorism, Ohio in distress and identities we don’t discuss”

Things I’m Verbing: Tiny houses, big systems and even bigger hair

Sunday was a big night for me: Though I’ve participated in National Novel Writing Month several times and finished that 50,000-word story a few times in the past, this year was the first time I crossed the finish line a full day before the end of November. The story is all over the place and I’mContinue reading “Things I’m Verbing: Tiny houses, big systems and even bigger hair”