Change, With a Dash of Bitters

Favorite reads this week:

  • Yuval Noah Harari, et al: “How COVID-19 Will Change Us,” Noēma Magazine. Three meta-trends jump out to me: first, how each commentator’s view aligns (unsurprisingly) with their background; second, how out of touch U.S. commenters seem; third, how everyone agrees that solutions aren’t coming from government.
  • Essays by Chris Nelson of Sylvanaqua Farm. I spent a good morning reading his writing, both learning and unlearning.
  • The Bitter Southerner. Food, drink, music — and bitters? Sign me up. And boy, are they bitter, in the best way.