Friday Open Thread (with increments)Dear Friends, Much of my life I’ve been haunted by one of Zeno’s paradoxes: the observation that before one reaches a destination, one must reac…
Friday Open Thread (with Names and Naming)Dear Friends, Stu and I have been making a habit of going on one long walk a day together, and as spring pushes its way out of bare branches and…
Amal El-Mohtar
Friday Open Thread (with Change)Dear Friends, It’s spring in Ottawa, and that means cycles of freezing and thawing, and I’ve been living that, a little. I’m so sorry to have mi…
Amal El-Mohtar
Friday Open Thread (with Alarms)Dear Friends, Last night, for the first time all week, I managed to get to bed by 10:45, intending to enjoy reading some of Arkady Martine’s won…
Amal El-Mohtar
Friday Open Thread (with Rituals)Dear Friends, Thanks to WandaVision Stu and I have settled into a weekly ritual that feels drawn from the Beforetimes: on Fridays I finish work …
Amal El-Mohtar
Friday Open Thread (with Recommendations)Dear Friends, It’s been a bit of a strange week. Mercury’s in retrograde; miscommunications and crosstalk land with more heaviness and consequen…
Amal El-Mohtar
Friday Open Thread (with Travel & Cities)Dear Friends, I purchased this book weeks ago, after being excited about it for further months, and was delighted to receive it today: Kathleen …
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Friday Open Thread (with Art & Artists)Dear Friends, In some ways this week has been very difficult, and in others it has been very extraordinary, and the reason for the latter is art…
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