I have a tendency to collect links to stories that I find notable in some way, which I then foist off on unsuspecting readers over on my blog.1 This is really just the modern version of something we’ve always done in my extended family. Rather than hand-off newspaper and magazine pieces,2 I just do it electronically.
Here, then, are some stories I think other people would find interesting:3
Part of being a Mormon means wearing specific church-approved undergarments. However, these were designed by men a century ago and really don’t take the needs of women into account at all. Women are finally asking for changes.
Trans activist Charlotte Clymer explains who the first person to call her a girl was and why that’s interesting.4
And then there’s this fuckin’ guy.
Pretty sure you never, ever want something you’re involved with compared to the Fyre Festival.
So … my most recent book came out in March 2020 and got lost in all of the pandemic coverage.5 It hurts, frankly, but is just one small loss in a vast sea of losses. Still, it’s phenomenon NPR just did a story about and that is going to need to be validation enough.
And, finally: the final frontier and our path to understanding it. Which reminds me of this gem:
I have a blog, btw, over at www.martinimade.com. For the last few months, it’s mostly been knitting projects and republications of various newsletters. But there are years and years of fascinating content over there, if you are looking to kill some time.
and the occasional book
not a story and blatantly self-promotional but here’s a podcast I co-hosted with Sarah about running and writing over at Another Mother Runner. It’s a good one.
the word “interesting” is doing a lot of work here but I can’t think of a better one so …
And, no, publishers do not give two shits about your sales not being awesome because of a global catastrophe. Just in case you wondered.