Dear Future Readers, I can’t wait to share the whole novel with you, but here’s a tidbit Chapter 3: Love is an enigma, but marriage is serious business. Girls can only leave home when they marry. This is well known. Any girl or young woman who does otherwise is, of course, ruined. Before marriage girls have to wait somewhere between bliss and hell. All girls. Prem and the raggedy girl who once loved her included. There hadn’t been many cozy spots for Prem between hell and bliss in the village in 1914, in the days before all the marrying started,…
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In the south, people are polite. If they must shoot you, they hold themselves to high standards of marksmanship. The Garden Spot Cafe in Caldwell TX, where the staff and the owner are the friendliest.
I’m in Caldwell, TX, and I’ve been made to feel welcome.. http://www.instagram.com/p/B2rjXIvB12L/
Scary smart? “Making New York City a green utopia will not avail if Texans keep pumping oil and driving pickup trucks.” Jonathan Franzen, The New Yorker I just read Jonathan Franzen’s fascinating essay on climate change in the New Yorker. For the first time, I’m actually scared. Franzen argues compellingly and mercilessly that climate change is INEVITABLE and what we need to do is not pretend we can avert it, but only prepare for it. Read this now https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-if-we-stopped-pretending?source=EDT_NYR_EDIT_NEWSLETTER_0_imagenewsletter_Daily_ZZ&utm_campaign=aud-dev&utm_source=nl&utm_brand=tny&utm_mailing=TNY_Daily_090819&utm_medium=email&bxid=5d4d7d14639ec8690b14704d&cndid=&esrc=&mbid=&utm_term=TNY_Daily I think Franzen is both clever and cautious. Clever in his tone and cautious in his pessimism. Of course this is…
Eren Orbey writes about the self-portraits of Christopher Smith, who kept his photography private until 2016, when he created an Instagram account to share his snapshots in real time. — Read on http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/a-photographers-elaborate-transformations-in-his-childhood-bedroom
twitter.com/theeconomist/status/1154648469795160065 I’m not pitching a way of life. I really want to know what you think….? Is this pie in the sky?