Happy Valentine’s day, sweethearts. Hope you are staying warm. Does anyone else have this faint, embedded feeling – from elementary school days, or something – that with February comes at least the beginning of spring? I guess in a way it does. And I’m looking forward to spring – I’m starting to, slowly. But I am also trying to relish winter – we are really enjoying the snow. And even though winter days can be short and fast and dark, I know that the hustling, bustling longer days and strong sun of summer bring their own pressure and challenges.
For this sweet, snowy holiday, I made a chocolate pudding pie! With an oreo cookie crust and fresh whipped cream! So good.
Read all about this delicious, chocolatey, creamy treat and find the full recipe in the most recent issue of Sundays are for baking. Along with a little love poem from me and more. Read on and subscribe now 💌 !
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“How Obama Killed Indie Music” (on the shifting terrain in indie music from 2000 to the present, including the particularities of the indie sound as the genre developed and mutated post-2010)
“Ciao Bella!” (on Cuomo, the non-hero of New York AKA Emmy-award winning disgraced ex-Governor, Andrew Cuomo)
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“Welcome to END TALK, and welcome to summer 2021, possibly the hottest summer yet experienced during mankind’s existence on planet Earth, but hardly the hottest we will experience for the remainder of our species’ tenure here. Welcome BACK TO NORMAL—today is Friday, July 16, 2021.
Back to normal… this concept was the selling point for the Biden electoral coalition, as well as the theoretical promise to be realized by ending the pandemic. Well, the pandemic has not ended, and while the administration did not achieve its goal of vaccinating 70% of Americans by the 4th of July, that’s ok!—because we have collectively decided to pretend they did.
It seems that normalcy is more a collectively-agreed-upon state of acceptance than any objective metric for measuring external reality.”