Katie’s Blog: Essays, News, Marginalia
:: When the FCC Chair mouths off about his duty to enforce rules when discussing speech offensive to his own political party, his words have a chilling effect on speech.
:: Overworking your contingent faculty is nothing to brag about, Kentucky.
:: Daytime moons remind me of all of the things that are happening around us that we don’t notice or think about.
:: Women know how precious my time is. Men demand things of me.
:: I’ve been writing about freedom of the press and authoritarianism, but also about the judiciary and separation of powers. Mostly this writing is fast-paced and exhausting in its fast-paced-ness, but it is worth it.
:: What does it mean for a presidential administration to declare itself at “war” with the U.S. media, to declare the U.S. media an “opposition party” and then endorse fringe media that cater to its whims?
:: You don’t measure human work in widgets. You can’t.
:: I like buses, and I love trains. Even slow, broken southern trains.
When my publisher told me they wanted me to write a love story set around the winter holidays, and “Oh, it needs a happy ending”—I felt like I was standing barefoot and under-supplied at the bottom of a very tall, very rocky mountain that I had to climb if I ever wanted to eat cheese again.
“The Complete Legal Writer promises much and delivers more,” says the best book review, ever.
:: “I love teaching poets. They never waste words.”
:: No one should be surprised that the U.S. elected a racist, sexist, ableist, tax-evading, draft-dodging, racist, Islamophobic, sexist president.