The Midnight Library – Review

The Midnight Library – Review

Magical Realism book reviews. The Midnight Library by Matt Haig is a slow book. And I mean that in the best possible way. It unfolds its pleasures and sorrows a petal at a time, leading you towards an end you can see is inevitable and yet still not want to miss a step...
The Tyranny of Fitness

The Tyranny of Fitness

When I was suffering from writer’s block, I found a great solution: commit to a Minimum Viable Daily Action (MVDA) for 100 days. I set the bar low (open the damn file and make one edit) and easily surpassed it because what I really needed to do was just start. I...

Book Review: The Golem and the Jinni

“The Golem and the Jinni” by Helene Wecker is about two mythological creatures: Chava, a golem made of clay and brought to life by an evil rabbi, and Ahmad, a jinni freed from his bottle after a thousand years. They become unlikely friends and help each...

Put on Your F*cking Mask!

Not sure why sea shanties are having a moment, but I’ve always liked them and I’m not above using them for my own nefarious purposes. I invite you to sing along, but if you’re gonna, do it with gusto! Put On Your Fucking MaskAn original covid...

The Case for Cozy

Some of my friends have been talking about strategies for coping with the stress of the coming fall and winter. I would like to propose one in particular: Coziness. Make finding comfort, even if it’s just a few minutes, a deliberate practice. Take time to think...

Eva’s Almost Enough Stuffing

I’m putting this here for my children because it should definitely not die with me (not that I have any imminent plans). It’s a recipe that no Christmas or Thanksgiving in our family is complete without. In fact, I think most of my family would give up the...