Holiday Week Links and Pix
I'm Slowly Transitioning From Bling to Normal
From the WSJ: “If the learning losses aren’t recovered, K-12 students on average will grow into less educated, lower-skilled and less productive adults and will earn 5.6% less over the course of their lives than students educated just before the pandemic, said Eric A. Hanushek, a Stanford University economist who specializes in education. He said the losses could total $28 trillion over the rest of this century.”
I’m not a huge podcast listener, because I have a short attention span and low tolerance for banter, but I do like listening to The New York Times’ Daily when out for a walk. Yesterday, I listened to the Daily podcast episode with the New York Times food critic, who talks about how his reviews and perspective about food changed during the pandemic.
Greta Thunberg: “yes, please do enlighten me. email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.” - It only gets better though.
Should home ownership be considered an investment?
The New York Times has a big piece about how the Hasidic community in New York City is taking advantage of the broken special education system. I have a hard time getting upset about a little grifting when the whole system is completely rotten.
I love, love, love end of year lists. Here’s a good one: the New Yorker’s Best Books of 2022 list.
Completely burned out from holidays and entertainment (pictures on Instagram here and here or on the blog here), Steve and I are being very anti-social this New Year’s Eve. We’re taking Ian with us into the New York City for a museum and a nice dinner at our favorite casual Italian place on Bleeker.
I do not have strong opinions on the viral baby in First Class story. I’m just very glad to not be flying with babies anymore.
Watching: Avatar, Avatar 2, Wednesday, 1923, Yellowstone, The Crown
Shopping: Sales on party outfits and hippy dresses.
Photos: 5th Avenue, NYC, and Christmas Eve at my house