Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Yesterday, I was cooking a cornbread pork pie. Aff helped me put cornbread on the pork filling.

Me: "Just put dollops of cornbread over the whole top of the casserole."

Aff: [putting on dollops]

Me: "Great! Keep putting dollops. You're doing great. You're such a good dolloper!"

Me: [in Ballmer voice] "Dollopers dollopers dollopers dollopers."

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Visa applications that used to take 10 days are now taking 6 months.

A friend's cofounder couldn't get his visa renewed, and he got deported.

Many Title IX protections have been rolled back. It is now harder for female college students to report campus sexual assault.


My colleague: "I think of you as a political activist. How do you handle the way things are going?"

Me: "Oh, I feel daily despair."