Smart Park

A comic about Massachusetts

Hi, I’m Edith, and this is a newsletter with links, personal writing, and comics about my life. I’d love to know what you think; please feel free to reply to this email!



  • “Who among all of the billions of humans that have ever existed was the absolute loneliest?” [RealLifeLore/YouTube via Kottke]

  • The Best Hike in Every State.” A 2019 Outside story, linked on The Morning News. Opens with a beautiful GIF! (I think it’s a GIF?)

  • “Americans were forecast to break records with their gifting on [Valentine’s Day], spending an average of $196.31 on their loved ones — a 21 percent increase from last year’s average...” I love Charlotte Cowles’ money-themed With Interest newsletter. It makes me feel smart, quickly.

  • Love is not a feeling. Feelings come and go, while love is steady.” Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel on Conjugal Love

  • “Despite the polar community’s skepticism, O’Brady took the concept and ran with it.” This will probably come back to bite me, but I enjoyed rubbernecking at the Colin O’Brady drama in National Geographic, bundled together and summarized on Metafilter.