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Cruel Compendium #42 🚬
In for 2022: Reading, conserving...smoking?
This month, I am staying very still. I don’t have much to say right now. When I do, you’ll hear from me. Till then, it’s a mini-newsletter with links to what other people have to say! Stay warm and well, cuties.
About the pope saying it’s selfish not to have kids. Actually, maybe it’s selfish to have a child by Jill Filipovic. Should we be having kids in the age of climate change? by Jennifer Ludden. The Guardian’s Isn’t That Selfish? series about the choices of the childfree. Welcome to your Decided Not to Have a Baby shower!
Ask Polly by Heather Havrilesky: “My boyfriend wants an open relationship.”
Cigarettes are making a comeback by John Ortved. This lede!
How to act normal in the gym by Casey Johnston. A highly practical and confidence-boosting beginners’ guide to gym etiquette.
I’m listening to
💡 52 things Kottke learned in 2021. I learned so much!
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