NPR's Best Books of 2016
I love me some good book recommendations. And NPR's sorting mechanism is great to drill down on their recommendations.
At only $160 it's worth a shot checking out Combatant Gentlemen.
Terrifying, essential reading. Key quote: "All of the inmates who responded said they would knock on the front door before breaking in."
Literary criticism is hard to do well--heck, it's hard to do period. Reading Updike's rules confirms just how difficult the process is.
I love old maps. The back section of the weekend flea market in Eastern Market DC has some great old maps that are worth the trip to peruse. This article notes that the LOC is going to be putting three major collections online here.
How to Cook Perfect Brown Rice
This advocates for a method where you boil and cooked like pasta. Willing to give it a shot. But isn't white rice now the new brown rice? Who knows these days.
Want to Reduce Abortion Rates, Give Parents Money
I am pro (spectrum of) life. That means I believe that a unborn baby's value is not diminished by their development, size, or level of dependence. It also means, though, that I value the life of the mother and the child post-birth (it also means I am for gun control and against capital punishment). This article describes one way to demonstrate that ALL life is valued.