What are you doing this weekend? I’ve read a lot and it seems focused to me. If you’re looking for a new pampering book, I’m halfway there Breasts and eggs Mieko Kawakami, and that’s fantastic. (I also like the cover.) Take care of yourself, as my mom would say, and if you’re in the mood to read a blog, here are a few links from all over the web …
Eyeing this recipe for dinner.
Is Taylor Wolfe the funniest person on Instagram right now?
Training for observer interventions – It’s one hour and free.
“My Persian grandmother reviews my favorite brands, ”Including Trader Joe’s and Peleton. (The New Yorker)
What follows, after the pandemic. “I miss the way my mom, whom I haven’t seen in over a year, clings my face to hers for a kiss on the cheek when I lean over to hug her. I miss the enthusiastic bear hug I visit to my old roommate Jason who now lives across the country. I miss bumping into my friend Erin, who I know doesn’t like to hug at all, at some humorous club and offering a friendly and respectful nod of the head across the table, which I think is his kind of intimacy. Here’s a humiliating fact about me: I’m too flexible a hug, and when someone pulls me close to my body, I often end up standing hunched over my forehead by my shoulder, worried that he thinks I’m going to start crying. I even kind of miss him to. ”(New York magazine)
New form of pasta.
Wow, this green couch.
This book it looks really beautiful.
Plus, three reader comments:
Tony says 15 reader comments on parenting: “I was waiting for my daughter to leave school, and the four-year-old was with her mother. The girl cried and her mother knelt to wipe her face, but the daughter raised her hand and said, ‘Don’t erase my sadness. I’m not done with grief yet. ‘It got me in my gut. “
Olivia says be Asian-American today: “My close friend is an Indian, born and raised in Massachusetts. She also happens to be one of the two infectious disease doctors at the hospital where we work. Once an elderly male doctor asked her, ‘Where are you from?’ She replied, Massachusetts. He leaves, ‘No, where are your parents from?’ She replied, ‘Oh, you think why I’m brown.’ It’s burning, man. “
H. says further be Asian-American today: “It was common for a Chinese and Vietnamese immigrant child to respect authority and elders, not to retaliate, to be a bigger person and to ignore the aggressor when he is verbally attacked and to lower my head, study, and work hard because sooner or later I will be recognized for all his accomplishments (as if accomplishments could erase all the injury inflicted by countless overt aggressions and microaggressions of ignorant, racist people). Now, as an adult, I realized the mistake my parents had unknowingly made in teaching me to be an obedient child. That is, my inner voice is traded for approval from my parents, my teachers, and the authorities. Growing up in the U.S., it was hard to talk about defending myself in many settings. For example, in high school (early ’90s), a white male teacher allowed children in my class to share racist jokes against minorities, and I was so embarrassed and refused to participate while students around me laughed. Yet I did not oppose that teacher because of the dynamics of the power of the teacher-student relationship and because of the ingrained respect I must show to my teacher. Thinking about that time, I can still remember the horror I felt in my chest and stomach. I am so sorry that I did not speak out against it. I am now a mother and I teach my girls that their voice is important, that their opinions are as important as their parents or any person, even if that person is the President of the United States. They are allowed and encouraged to disagree. I hope that with his voice he will speak for himself and for everyone who experiences any form of racism or aggression. Their voice is their strength. “
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