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Fall in love with home cooking
Stick to the 100-mile diet
Salsa recipe here
suddenly look stupid
grow even more intense ?
cover of Vogue Italia
(in the color of
hospital lab coats)
the fact that mixing
WAS A SYSTEM ERROR?
advertising is like trying to get
nutrition by connecting a tube from
one's anus to one's mouth*?
kind of future on this planet,
the trillion-dollar advertising
industry must be cut down to size?
GenZ CRACK THE
SECRET CODE OF
held by tech giants like
Facebook, Google, Tencent,
Apple, Alibaba, and Amazon?
become monthly holidays,
we leave our devices behind
revel in the moonlight
be as wild as our spirit
moves us to be
... fight another
to Orba's Hungary, or even
Germany in the 1930s.)
Maybe we will keep playing what’s on the score in front of us, just as we’ve been taught. Habits we acquired so long ago we can’t even remember. Otherwise it’s chaos, right?Continue reading...
Post-COVID engaging differences.
Those of us who aren’t on the Covid frontlines have been told to stay home. That is our job. (Meanwhile, our actual job may or may not have been eliminated.) But as the weeks roll into months, we’re discovering that doing nothing in a crisis is its own kind of stress. Confine stessed-out people long enough and something strange happens. It’s called the Third Quarter Phenomenon. And we’re in it now.Continue reading...
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