Saturday, February 24, 2024

Goodbye to All That – Pleasure the Baker

If you happen to’re a Joan Didion fan, this subhead could offer you a clue as to what’s coming. If not, that is my not so refined manner of telling you goodbye. For now. You should still see me spherical these components right here and there, however I’m stepping again from the common rotation. 

Pleasure and I’ve been associates for a very long time and when she requested me again in 2021 to begin writing these visitor posts, I used to be thrilled. I’ve beloved writing for you over the previous two years. I used to be out buying lately and somebody got here as much as me and stated they sit up for my posts each month as a result of between work and childcare, they don’t have time to maintain up with every part occurring and so they know that I’ll cowl no matter they missed. 

That’s what I’ve tried to do right here. Deliver my very own distinctive voice and perspective to this house, and remind you about all of the stuff on the web that you just noticed and didn’t have time to learn, or that’s only a tiny bit outdoors of your radar. 

For these of you who loved my posts, who commented, who noticed me out and about in Nashville and stopped me to speak about one thing I linked to, thanks. If you happen to’d like to remain in contact, I’m totally on Instagram lately.

I’ve bought one final roundup of hyperlinks for you. Take what you want and have a calming remainder of the day. I’ll see you on the web.



• I keep in mind a number of years in the past Michael Hobbes wrote this nice piece for HuffPost on how social media and disinformation is hurting a complete era. Now there’s a brand new article and it’s by Maud Newton. In her piece for Slate, Maud writes about studying that her 80+ 12 months previous dad and mom are getting all of their information from the Victory Channel. It’s an incredible article on getting older dad and mom, misinformation and a lot extra.

• I’m a giant humorist fan and one among my all-time faves is Maria Bamford. You in all probability already know who she is from both the notorious Goal commercials or her Netflix present Woman Dynamite. If you happen to ever get the prospect to see her carry out stay, please do. I’ve seen her a number of occasions now and it’s so price it. She has a brand new memoir known as Certain, I’ll Be part of Your Cult. Do what I’m doing and hearken to the audiobook so you may hear Maria learn it, and so you may hear the hilarious sound results they added for all of the content material warnings (don’t fear, it’s meant to be humorous). (Bookshop,

• Talking of books, I completed the brand new R. Eric Thomas e book, Congratulations, the Greatest Is Over! I noticed R. Eric on tour for this e book and he warned us that that is about his pandemic despair. However having adopted his writing for years, I didn’t consider him. Seems, he was telling the reality! It is a tender, candy, unhappy and humorous e book that I couldn’t put down. If you happen to’re a author and also you’re humorous, write about your despair, please! Critically, I noticed myself a lot on this e book. I beloved it, and I would like extra. (Bookshop)

• When your job is studying the information and the feedback, issues can get slightly darkish up within the previous noggin. I’ve to be very diligent about holding some type of stability in my mind. Not too long ago, there was a particular legislative session in Tennessee to handle the varsity capturing that occurred right here in March and to move significant gun reform laws. For 2 weeks, my mind was so darkish, all I may do once I bought dwelling was watch episodes of Heartstopper on Netflix. It helped. (Netflix)

• The enjoyable factor about perimenopause is nothing. Besides this McSweeney’s piece by Kathryn Baecht titled “Welcome To Your Menopausal Vagina.” I’m severely contemplating a tattoo that claims, “sagging tube of terror.” (McSweeny’s)

• I’ve beloved John Waters for so long as I can keep in mind. I’ve a comfortable spot for weirdos with a coronary heart of gold. For The New Yorker, Michael Schulman profiled him and it’s such an incredible learn. I is perhaps in L.A. in October and in that case, I’m going to attempt to get tickets to the John Waters exhibit on the Academy Museum of Movement Footage. 

• Julia Turshen is again from summer season break with a full roster of fall cooking lessons. As chances are you’ll keep in mind, I’m Julia’s #1 fan. I’ve taken so many of those lessons and I’ve beloved each one. Class descriptions and signup information right here. (Julia Turshen)

• Talking of cooking, are you positive you know the way to learn a recipe? As a result of I believed I did after which I learn Pleasure’s current publish and realized a lot in regards to the significance of commas in recipes! If you happen to missed this one, otherwise you simply skimmed it, return and skim it once more, slowly. (Pleasure the Baker)

• I’m instructing my social media for writers workshop in Nashville. If you happen to’re native and fearful about how one can begin selling your writing extra on Instagram and fewer on Twitter, I’d like to see you there. (The Porch TN)

• An argument for Fathers and Co. (TikTok)

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