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Hi, I’m Edith, and this is a newsletter with links, personal writing, and comics about my life. It’s a work in progress, and I’d love to know what you think. (Please feel free to reply to this email!)  

Tuesday, January 28, 2020


Wednesday, January 29, 2020



  • “I was 36, and for over 20 years I’d scrubbed gay life from our conversations — boyfriends, drag parties, the gay swim team, the law firm homophobia — all nonexistent. Even the two mentors lost to AIDS, a painful awakening to the fragility of life, omitted. I’d created a social distance I hated and now wanted to close with this vacation, pitched as a parent-son bonding experience — no siblings, the three of us, alone. ‘Any shells?’ my mother asked.” [NYT]

  • “If you’re going to pet a cat, do it with your non-dominant hand.” KathyMacleod/Instagram

  • “The greatest lesson I learned this year was that I need to heal and learn to be happy on my own before I start dating.” [Cruel Summer Book Club]

  • “I decided to spend an hour every night reading, thinking, and praying about why God put me on this earth. That was a very challenging commitment to keep, because every hour I spent doing that, I wasn’t studying applied econometrics. I was conflicted about whether I could really afford to take that time away from my studies, but I stuck with it—and ultimately figured out the purpose of my life.” [Harvard Business Review]