Nothing to post today so far, because instead of writing I've been reading Karen Armstrong's The Spiral Staircase
---her story about going from being a nun to being an atheist to becoming a popular religion writer. It's been utterly absorbing to me, which I guess should surprise no one. I may not post later tonight, either, because after work I'm going to a freelancer's meet-and-greet under false pretenses, because I think it's supposed to be for actual freelance writers, not freelance-and-in-house editors who want
to be freelance writers. But I e-mailed that with my RSVP and they put me on the list anyway. Thank god The Atlantic
is still good for a name-drop.
But just so I post something, I urge you to read this post on perceived media bias
. Between this article and Armstrong's book---Armstrong, like me, has a loving relationship with her siblings, all of who turned out very different from her and had very different perceptions of their family growing up---I'm thinking a lot about the subjectivity of perception, and how to communicate through it. That's why you should read it. Plus if you don't, I'll poop in your mouth.