Baseball and inequality

Hey, go subscribe to my newsletter to get these posts delivered into your inbox, every Monday morning! Check it out here. People are willing to give up a lot in order to make sure others don’t get more. That’s what experimental economist Daniel … [Read more...]

Thinking about treadmills

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Thinking about my one precious life

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Hey, You Think Too Much friends and followers! You might have noticed that I haven't been posting here much lately. I've migrated most of my blog-style posts to my newsletter and you can check it out here. If you subscribe, you'll get my newsletter … [Read more...]

Thinking about witches

I’ve decided I want to be a witch. It started with a book I read a few weeks back, one of those that goes on bouncing around inside my head long after I finished the last page. Cackle, by Rachel Harrison, is the story of Annie, who moves to a … [Read more...]

Madison: March 18, 2020

I wake up at six to the sound of cars on the street outside our house, the early rush hour that is Madison. This feels like several miracles. That I slept all the way through the night, managing to slip off the weight of anxiety for a few hours. That … [Read more...]

Opening Day Delight

Obviously, for my daily essay on a delight, yesterday I wrote about Opening Day: Opening Day! What a delight! The sun was shining. We opened the windows. We ate peanuts and drank beer. Why isn’t Opening Day a national holiday? So much better than … [Read more...]

Madison Monday: Book Release

It’s been two weeks now since SHE/HE/THEY/ME was released. Two weeks since the big party at Village Lights Bookstore (Thank you everyone who came out to see me and talk and listen and bring me gin and tonic, etc. and to Nathan, Anne, Sean and Chelsea … [Read more...]

Ross Gay’s Book of Delights

I’ve been reading Ross Gay’s new essay collection, A Book of Delights and I can’t recommend it enough. Gay decided to start writing a small essay about some delight every day for a year, starting on his birthday. This collection is the result. Gay … [Read more...]

Madison Monday: Six Courses

Caprese-style bruschetta Coming back from Paris wasn’t easy. As a friend said, you can leave Paris, but Paris never leaves you. I haven’t written much about going to Paris because I’m afraid to wrap words around it. It feels impossible. For a … [Read more...]