This week’s a little serious, but not without a hope. And scented candles.

The pandemic is still happening. One charge against Derek Chauvin has been dropped. The presidential election is 9 days away. The Senate will vote to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court tomorrow, and unless something truly unexpected happens, she will be confirmed. Also, on October 20th, the Twin Cities had its first blizzard … Continue reading This week’s a little serious, but not without a hope. And scented candles.

Hallmark Movies, or, Retreating into Problematic Narratives for Comfort and Trying Not to Ask Why

It’s 2020, so lately my self-care has relied heavily on escapism. I read novels, listen to audiobooks, leave familiar episodes of Gilmore Girls running in the background as I Marie Kondo my downstairs closet. (She’d disapprove, I know. She says it’s important to have quiet while sorting your belongings, in order to really feel any … Continue reading Hallmark Movies, or, Retreating into Problematic Narratives for Comfort and Trying Not to Ask Why