Looking for Silver Linings

It takes us all week to read the Sunday Times now that the munchkin is down to just one nap per day. So it took me until last night to find this section, but it was worth it, especially for two of the articles.

Image from AnnHood.com

The first I read was “Crafting a Recovery” by Ann Hood, author of several novels including the Knitting Circle which, I hadn’t realized, is quite autobiographical. What struck me initially in reading her article was that 2002 was also the year I was diagnosed with Crohn’s, and I still really haven’t gotten over the grief and confusion of that, so I can’t even fathom how you could – even with time – get over the death of a child. It makes me feel sick just to think of it. Still, Hood’s beautiful writing and description of how she has embraced knitting has a calming effect, and serves as a reminder that no matter what happens, we are not alone in this.

On a much lighter side is Ben Fountain’s hysterical article “Naked Capitalism,” which explores why the strip club industry is the only in Dallas that hasn’t fallen prey to the poor economy. It’s a short article, but it will make you laugh out loud.


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