Sober karaoke and a life plan

Comics about letting loose, prayer, and having kids

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!)  

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020


  • “We met with the bankruptcy attorney earlier in the week, and it was surprisingly easy. She took one look at our last two tax returns and unceremoniously declared, ‘Okay, so Chapter 7. You walk away from this.’ I meet with her again on Monday, but for now it feels like a small miracle.” This is from a newish newsletter called Running Balance, which is about negotiating money, debt, and bankruptcy, told from a personal angle. The author is anonymous, but she’s married and they have two young children. 

  • “...vessels of deep time.” I loved this story about diamonds, in the New Yorker.

  • “If you're wondering which of my many past lovers ‘J’ is, the answer is that it actually doesn't matter.” [Gabrielle Bell/Patreon]

  • “Oh, did you find these pinecones camping?” [Spiralbound] (Again, I’m biased because I run Spiralbound, but I still love this.)

  • “It worked.” A really informative 5,000-word essay about “Running a Paid Membership Program,” from writer and newsletter entrepreneur (and walker, photographer, and tech person) Craig Mod.