(posted by chris the cynic; written by members of The Slacktiverse)
These last two weeks, Storiteller introduced her child to a new cuisine (and promptly worried about it being cultural appropriation), had a birthday, and received an awesome present.
She also introduced a new Friday feature, What I’m Reading This Week. In the first week, she featured articles on pregnancy and work discrimination, the many absurdities of choosing a preschool, refugee camps in Jordan, the Flint water crisis, and the PBS mid-90s show Ghostwriter. The second week highlighted articles on teaching kids to make good decisions, cultural appropriation of food, trans issues, and Marxist sustainability.
- In Eating Ethiopian with a Two-Year-Old, she discovered that while Ethiopian food is very tasty, it’s 1) probably too spicy for her and 2) definitely too spicy for her son.
- In Thoughts on 33, she reflects how she’s surprisingly comfortable with both her age and herself as she finishes up her early 30s.
- In Getting Ready to Become a Big Brother, she talks about some of the ways she and her husband are introducing her son to the concept that he’s not going to be the only kid in the house soon. (TW: pregnancy loss in the comments).
- In Super Exclusive We’ll Eat You Up We Love You So Swag, she shows off one of her favorite birthday presents ever.
- chris the cynic wrote:
- Primary computer went from “You’ll need to take me in to be fixed soon, but no hurry” to “It’s so hard to use me it’s not even worth it,” in a hurry when parts of the keyboard failed.
- As a result of the above I didn’t get any fiction written, but I did manage to find something that I’d already written elsewhere but not yet posted to Stealing Commas. It’s a very rough first draft resulting from the writing prompt: “Write for 30 uninterrupted minutes on, inspired by, or about the phrase, ‘The Siege of Middleton‘.”
- I shared a video of a The Producers style take on the rise of Donald Trump.
- I had two posts that were basically feelings dumps. Not good feelings. One was about how I constantly seem to be stuck and unable to do even simple things, the other was about my financial situation which, as anyone who’s been reading for a while knows, is always bleak even in the relatively good times.
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