Archive for May, 2009

Let’s move on from the chitchat about her diabetes and on to something more infuriating: the idea that she’s unqualified. Certain conservatives have been going on and on lately about how she’s not qualified. Here’s what kills me: for better or for worse, Yale, Princeton, and Harvard have been the benchmarks of excellent education (and […]


This past weekend I went to yet another midsize/slightly obscure British city by myself. It was good, actually, less weird than my last trip. I’m really enjoying getting out of London, which is a bit concerning. And I’m learning a few things along the way. 1. Xenophobia can rear its head at the most unexpected […]


I have a few posts brewing (and I mean that this time) but I just had to say this about Sonia Sotomayor. I don’t really have much of an opinion about her; I’ll wait until I’ve read more and the hearings start. But I do want to say this: I find it deeply troubling the […]


I’m out of London again this weekend, gone to another totally random midsize city. But more about that in another post. I had a long chat over breakfast with the proprietor of the B&B, during the course of which President Obama came up. I think I was saying how nice it was to have a […]


I took a mini vacation to the seashore this weekend. There’s something about taking a vacation by myself (which I’d never done before now) that is both liberating and depressing. Traveling for leisure is something I’ve always regarded as something you do with people, whether that be friends or a partner, so it’s strange to […]