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Reading…

The Unspeakable and Other Subjects of Discussion by Meghan Daum. When I discover a writer I genuinely like, I have a tendency to dig deep into their body of work. My interest in Daum started with a piece in Harper’s Bazaar about choosing not to have kids. Then it was the collection of essays on the same topic, edited by Daum. Next I finally picked up her personal essays. In what is perhaps an illogical or contrary approach, I started wit the most recent collection first. The writing is fantastic. It is easy to see why Daum is lauded as a master of the personal essay. Her unflinching, at times mildly horrifying, honesty in this collection has won me over. It makes me uncomfortable, sometimes, to recognize myself in the essays. But that’s kind of the point. These are things no one wants to talk about, but things we all deal with.

 

Watching…

Law and Order: SVU. I did it. I jumped down the rabbit hole. My well-documented obsession with the Chicago shows, also created by Dick Wolf, means that I have watched a handful of crossover episodes prior to this, but I hadn’t really felt an interest in watching the show beyond this despite consistently being told it was good. And then I did. And I get it. It’s damn good. To be fair, I started with what was on Netflix. I jumped in at season 13. But I love it. Maybe the back catalog is next?

 

Listening…

The Cat Empire. I started listening to them on the advice of a friend. So now I pass this advice on to you. Listen.

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