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Spring Break 2017

Published: Mar 17, 2017
Category: Beyond Classification

It’s Spring Break for New York private schools, and the law is clear: If you don’t take your kid somewhere, you get a visit from the Social Police. So my daughter (aka The Young Person) and I are off to New Orleans. I could publish from there, but I want quantity time with her, and New Orleans is a good place to do that. And I could use a break. In a perfect world, I’ll have fresh words about something or other on Thursday. Or Friday. Until then, 32 links on topics I’ve been thinking about: health, relationships, citizenship, mental crispness and… New Orleans. Take good care.

Debra Shriver: In the Spirit of New Orleans

Debra Shriver: Stealing Magnolias: Tales from a New Orleans Courtyard

John Besh: My New Orleans: The Cookbook

Dr. John

C.C. Adcock

Anthelios Sunscreen with Mexory


Pu-erh Tea

Apple Cider Vinegar

Lithium Concentrate

Manuka Honey

PUR 2-stage Water Filter/Dispenser

The Square Foot Garden: Gardening Made Easy

Egyptian Magic

Esther Perel: Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence

Patricia Bosworth: The Men in My Life: A Memoir of Love and Art in 1950s Manhattan

Lesley Blanch: The Wilder Shores of Love: The Exotic True Life Stories of Isabel Burton, Aimee Dubucq de Rivery, Jane Digby and Isabelle Eberhardt

Dawn Tripp: Georgia: A novel of Georgia O’Keeffe

Ruth Draper

Roz Chast: Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

Gail Caldwell: Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

Timothy Snyder On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Tom Holland: Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic

Michael Tonello: Bringing Home the Birkin: My Life in Hot Pursuit of the World’s Most Coveted Handbag

Mental Clarity

Mayorga Coffee

Twyla Tharp: The Creative Habit

Rainer Maria Rilke: Letters on Life

Viktor Frankl: Man’s Search for Meaning

Krishna Das

Anne Lamott: Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace

David Chadwick: Crooked Cucumber: The Life and Teaching of Shunryu Suzuki