Weekend Links: 01

Weekend Links | On the Street Where We Live (aretherelilactrees.com)

Happy weekend! We signed up at a 24-hour gym this month and have made especially good use of it this past week. Andrew spends his time with the weights and other equipment while I attend yoga and pilates classes, though I did try the pull-up machine the other day and managed four! Sore and exhausted, we had a long overdue sleep-in this grey morning. 

As much as we love to create, we're both avid consumers of content. Here's a list of the links we've loved this week.


  • I went to school with Anita (she was a grade below me) and I am, as with so many others we went to school with, in awe of her continued accomplishments (in music). Two of my favorite 'double' recordings of hers are this playful one and this painfully beautiful one. (J)
  • Ezra Klein and Sam Harris spoke with (or parallel to) one another for about two hours about, among other things, Charles Murray and a chapter on race and IQ in his book The Bell Curve. You can read or listen or listen to Sam Harris refuse to grapple with what he is actually saying and defending. (A)
  • Repurchasing a few of my Aesop favorites—the Fabulous Face Cleanser, Resurrection Aromatique Hand Wash and Hand Balm—and contemplating picking up the Fabulous Face Oil and Calming Shampoo. (J)
  • Shohei Ohtani is wonderful. I love that baseball exists and that he plays it.  (A)
  • An old read but still a good one on emotional labor and gender inequality. (J)
  • My Advanced Composition students got a kick out of this David Sedaris book excerpt that I taught this week. (A)
  • If you couldn't tell, I can't get enough of spring and the cherry blossoms here in Seoul. (J)
  • There’s a Wikipedia page hilariously titled Nut rage incident. I revisited this story that made me laugh years ago because the nut rager in question has a sister who is in the news because she went on her own rage this week. (A)
  • Besides planning travel, I often spend time daydreaming of what I refer to as 'our big girl home' when we return to the States. Can't wait to get to a piano and teach myself this Chopin Ballade and add this lovely book to our coffee table. (J)
  • STown is a podcast from a year ago. It was huge. I had meant to listen to it, put it off, and then forgot about it. A couple weeks ago, I listened to The Onion’s podcast A Very Fatal Murder. Which is a good and funny sendup of serialized audio. Then I got around to STown. Which is a heartful and consuming writeup of a life. (A)


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