EB White declines an invitation. I am absolutely going to steal this. (via)
What a minx.
…which makes it feel like early fall, when September slides into that cozy cool. And when I think of early fall, of weather like this, the years compress and stack on top of one another, so I remember returning to SU, being in Madrid, living in DC, going back to school as a little kid. The cycle of the seasons is an argument for time as cyclical, for our lives as nothing but the same few days lived and re-lived over and over. Certain smells remind you of something, so there’s never anything really new. Just markers for memory.
If you read one thing today, make it Van Gogh on the power of love and its essential role in creative work, in excerpts from his letters to his brother.
I drive, carving a line from Pittsburgh through the Midwest, straight on like an arrow to St. Louis’ arch. Then down from there, a dive down into the Ozarks, where I’ll spend two weeks thinking and writing about food at The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Links The Writers’ Colony: http://www.writerscolony.org/writers_colony/Welcome.html Eureka Market: http://www.eurekamarketfoods.com/retailer/store_templates/shell_id_1.asp?storeID=A9A6DF284F94433E86AC6D37E3132DD5 Mud Street Cafe: http://www.mudstreetcafe.com/ Copper Run Distillery: http://www.copperrundistillery.com/ Farmers Market of the Ozarks: http://loveyourfarmer.com/ Eureka Springs, Ark.: http://www.cityofeurekasprings.us/ I have my bag of snacks and a travel mug of coffee; I’ve loaded music on my
Writer-friend Sherrie Flick enjoyed a residency in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and wrote about her food experiences while there.
"All I want is education, and I am afraid of no one."
Malala Yousafzai as Rosie the Riveter.
Housework is far from trivial, but women are mainly the ones brainwashed and inculcated with the idea that maintaining a spotless home is of the utmost importance. Frankly, I agree that keeping things clean and tidy is best—you think and feel better when your surroundings are in good shape—but I’m tired of Swiffer and other cleaning commercials that only show smiling women removing soap scum or cleaning up juice spills. Who smiles while performing housework?
Look what’s here, it’s comics! Click and go read em. From the news post:
Hello my friends!
It’s been a while. I’m trying to stretch these comic making muscles again, so here are a load of sketchy sillies. In the past year, I’ve been doing some work in books and tv, as I’ve mentioned, some of it working out and some of it not. But I’m very excited to tell you that I just finished this book with Scholastic, which should be out next fall! It’s a lot of fun and I hope you will like it!
I’m working on the sequel to the Hark A Vagrant book next with Drawn and Quarterly, so good news, you’ll be seeing comics more frequently! And I miss making them.
Melanie made some bomb-ass mac and cheese this weekend, and it had me thinking about comfort foods in general. What we consider comfort foods is usually tied up in our past and in family traditions. Sal’s mom has been making him the same birthday cake for years, but that cake wouldn’t hold the…
Last night I made elote, Mexican sweet corn, for the first time, and it rocked the dinner table.
This is one of the best responses to men against abortion ever
- Luna Luna Love + Lust: She's Just Not That Into It (Having Sex)
She is just not feeling, it man.