I used to love to draw. I sketched portraits of my favorite band members when I was in high school: the bassist from U2, Jim Morrison, the members of Depeche Mode, Michael Hutchence of INXS, Morrissey and The Cure’s Robert Smith for my BFF. As I transcribe my old journals, I come across small drawings … Continue reading My friends are all drawing
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When they ask you why Atlanta was burning last night, tell them it was an uprising. If you want a quick answer, you can quote the economist Thomas Piketty Every human society must justify its inequalities: unless reasons for them are found, the whole political and social edifice stands… Continue reading Why is Atlanta burning?
It’s 5 o’clock and inky black out. The across-the-street neighbor’s porch light is on. The only sounds are the hum of the fridge and the scrape of a metal spoon across a cereal bowl. The clock ticks and I wait for 5:10, when we go downstairs to put our shoes on and then leave for … Continue reading Before the world awakes
I turned the final page last night on my third book set in South Carolina, and now I am in the home stretch of my Andrea Reads America tour of the United States. I’ve read three (or more) books from 40 states and the District of Columbia so far, and I’ve got these states left … Continue reading Ten states remaining on my reading tour of the US
I have been told that it takes about six months to start feeling competent in a new role: to know where to look for things, to make decisions on your own, and to feel like maybe your employer didn’t make a mistake in hiring you. This was true for me in my job as a … Continue reading 7 months at my new job
If you didn’t cast your ballot in early voting, make sure your voice is heard today. Go vote! Continue reading It’s Election Day