Some Saturday notes

The Tailor and the Giant, by James Kruss

The Tailor and the Giant (by James Kruss and Edith Witt) was one of my favorites growing up.

1. Do you find it hard to meditate regularly, or at all? That’s fine, says Adam Grant.

2. The German movie Phoenix is just great–see it if you get the chance. It has a 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. (I’m normally a scaredy cat about thrillers, but this one strikes the perfect balance of suspense, melancholy, and history.)

3. This Target boho blouse just nails it–pretty embroidery without being too peasanty. I am wearing it now.

4. During a Q&A at Town Hall the other night, Steven Pinker responded that he’s pro-Oxford Comma and the audience started cheering. (Who can’t love Seattle?)

5. I had no idea Chuck Palahniuk is irrepressibly hilarious until I heard this Live Wire interview.

6. Palace journeys continue: It’s almost time to head over here, hurrah!




  1. Emmy · October 10, 2015

    The Tailor and The Giant illustration is incredibly charming. It’s good to see it again. I also enjoyed Adam Grant’s reports that one can meditate in several different ways, practice mindfulness–or not–do exercise therapy, ignore it,
    or just sort of schlep through life, and whatever people do they usually turn out more or less O.K.

    • ebenbow · October 10, 2015

      It’s funny–after all these years, the giant’s coat is still every bit as dapper as I remembered. 🙂 Yes, I’m glad Adam Grant went out on a limb… While it’s good for people to know meditation is an option, like everything it all comes down to what works for you.

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