Free Lunch

Originally published as part of the Digestable newsletter. Oh— my twitchy witchy girlI think you are so nice,I give you bowls of porridgeAnd I give you bowls of iceCream.I Give you lots of kisses,And I give you lots of hugs,But I never give youSandwichesWith bugsIn. This poem appears in Neil Gaimen’s book Coraline and its… Continue reading Free Lunch

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Peter: The Best Elf — Part 2

Peter teams up with a very french Hermine, a very southern Pioneer Woman, and other questionably accented bakers to save Christmas!

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Auto-Tune the News: A Retrospective

Originally published as part of the Digestable newsletter Let’s take a little trip back to the year 2009. I was in high school, iPhones were still all curvy looking, and T-Pain’s auto-tune was revolutionizing music and pop culture. Enter Auto-Tune the News, a video series by The Gregory Brothers that edits C-SPAN, Katie Couric, and other TV… Continue reading Auto-Tune the News: A Retrospective

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The Very Mixed-Up and Peculiar Case of the Unfortunate Academy for Mysteriously Quirky Orphans

Originally published as part of the Digestable newsletter The first time I came to New York I rented a copy of From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler from the library to read while riding the Greyhound there.  The book follows a pair of siblings from Greenwich, Connecticut who stow their clothes and toiletries in their musical instrument… Continue reading The Very Mixed-Up and Peculiar Case of the Unfortunate Academy for Mysteriously Quirky Orphans

The Moose Way Home

Originally published as part of the Digestable newsletter Fellas, is it gay to miss home? This question may have been playing in the mind of Numa Barned, a Union soldier in the U.S. Civil War who reported that listening to other soldiers play the song Home! Sweet Home! made him “feel queer.” Of course Barned’s use of queer is a few iterations… Continue reading The Moose Way Home

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Suggestions for Stolen Squash

Originally published as part of the Digestable newsletter I want to start by saying that it was so unreal to have watched videos of friends back home literally popping champagne in the streets this weekend and then to wake up this morning to the Irish news obsessing over Biden’s Irish heritage.  Did you know that Obama has… Continue reading Suggestions for Stolen Squash

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