It might be Autumn but it is relentlessly hot. The phone will not stop ringing, abuzz with people wanting to know my opinion on candidates, propositions and what I think of our current healthcare system. Sometimes I indulge them, knowing I will most likely end up working the phone banks for Hillary Clinton, and how much I will appreciate kindness on the other end of the line. But November 8 can’t come soon enough.
One. My mother’s extended stay is coming to an end: this means I will have to go back to caring for my own house. Which might explain why I was so intrigued by some of these unusual cleaning tips.
Two. How would we look if we lived in a different country? How culture shapes our look..
Three. On Republicans I respect. I would like to think if the nominee from my chosen party were completely unhinged, I wouldn’t hesitate denouncing him. Five term retired senator John Warner from Virginia endorsed Clinton for some valid reasons: “There comes a time when I have to stand up and assert my own views. If there’s one thing about candidate Clinton that you’ve got to understand, she throughout her whole life has been prepared, done her homework and studied. […] You don’t pull up a quick text, like ‘National Security for Dummies. That book hasn’t been published.” (As an aside, Sen Warner was also Liz Taylor’s husband #6).
Four. Born into a family of writers but obsessed with clothes. Michael Chabon writes of his experience of taking his 13-year-old son to the Paris Fashion Shows for GQ. It’s a great piece, more about parenting than about fashion.