I was quite taken with this story from the New York Times about a 1978 fire in a hotel in Greece, New York. It was arson, deadly, and it remains unsolved. For those of you who’ve read The Cortlandt Boys, you know that there’s a fire in a hotel that brings mysteries to light. The story had me thinking up new directions for future stories (of course, writing a novel is my Q4 goal — so here in Q1 I’ll file it away as fodder).
In this TED video, John Coyle talks about how we experience time. Why did summer last forever when you were 8, but years can fly by now?
My first few days with a newborn have not flown by, but my baby has, at 5 days, re-hit his birth weight. The pediatrician was impressed. The freezer is already filling up. Moo.
The Fast Company editors write about conducting a life audit. I’m pondering what this would be like and what it would involve. I’m not sure how many more deep insights into myself I’m likely to get, but it’s an appealing concept (moreso than a real audit, I can attest, having dealt with the New York State tax authorities last year).
My husband has been around this week and doing a lot of cooking. Seafood casserole, lamp chops, fajitas, and tonight crab cakes. It’s been great!
I plan to consume the State of the Union address via Twitter (well, what I stay awake for). I have a very diverse feed of people on left and right, and varying levels of seriousness and snarky-ness on both sides. It’s amazing to me that I used to consume live political events without the benefit of everyone’s commentary.