"I had become friends with a couple of people in my later adult life in the past five years."
During these times of reduced travel my wife and I have really enjoyed the fun and free online tours from professional guide Francisco Gloria Baines. He lives in Pamplona, Spain where he shares his knowledge of all things Basque: sights, sounds, history, food, culture, and nature. — Read the rest
When the Bad Art Friend story came out I had been aware of it for a little while – I’d gone to school with the kidney donor – and I sensed it would be a big one. Still, I was thrown by the whale that it was, somehow entirely consuming my book Twitter feed during the same week in which the Nobel Prize in Literature was
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Tales of book-world disputes blow up so reliably online that they could be a new genre, subtitled ‘the thrill of being mean’
The government of New South Wales, Australia, is giving children isolated because of COVID-19 restrictions a small amount of relief. Children will be allowed to form "friend bubbles" with two other children. Those children will be allowed to visit each other in their homes. But only if they all live within 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) of each other, live in the same local government area, and all adults in their homes are vaccinated against COVID-19. Once inside a friend bubble, children won't be...