Fifty-Two Mini-Essays

Weekly Mini-Essays Project A little while ago I decided that in order to stay sane in the coming year, I was going to promise myself 30 minutes of fun writing every day. So I started a little project: 52 short (funny-ish) essays, one a week. I solicited (random/goofy/serious) topics from friends and have committed to … Continue reading Fifty-Two Mini-Essays

Early to Rise

Unlike—I think—most people, I have no idea if I’m a morning person or a night owl. I’m able to act like either one under the appropriate circumstances, and both modes seem attractive to me for different reasons. There’s nothing quite like the self-satisfied feeling of getting up at dawn (or on the 49th parallel in wintertime, several … Continue reading Early to Rise

Arrival: Not Quite There

My house is extremely clean. WARNING: TOTAL SPOILERSOnly a cranky, elitist misanthrope could fail to love this perfectly pitched middlebrow confection. All your friends loved it, right? Amy Adams is reliably adorable as a brilliant yet weirdly underaged linguist whose work is admired at the highest reaches of government. (The way we know she’s brilliant … Continue reading Arrival: Not Quite There