Taking and Making: April 22

Today, I took in:

Mary Gaitskill’s “The Girl on the Plane” in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories

Anthea Hamilton’s performance art installation The Squash at the Tate Britain


I made:

a couple turns ’round my neighborhood park with a friend visiting from overseas


Taking and Making: April 21

Today, I took in:

Alice Munro’s “Friend of My Youth” in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories


I made:

about half more sunny space in the garden by hacking away at the laurel bush back there

the switch from winter to summer wardrobe

some sweet dance moves to funky bands at a pub called The Magic Garden

Taking and Making: March 22

Today, I took in:

another episode of Inspector Morse

the rest of Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance and Revolution in Trump’s America, edited by Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding — so many great, short essays in here about so many different women’s lives and how they’re affected by Trump and the Republicans in power, and by the people who voted them in


I made:

a palak paneer for the first time — it was good!