After Three Months Inside, My Pale Skin Is Responding To The Outdoors About As Well As You'd Expect, Thankyouverymuch.

Good morning, sweethearts! I hope you had an excellent weekend, and that you are approaching this new week with an appropriate level of gusto.


  • Friend of the Missive and all-round awesome dog dad Christopher wrote his WSJ column this week on the novel coronavirus-defeating technologies we’re exploring as we return to the great indoors. It has everything: improved ventilation in high rises, “photo-hydro ionization” devices, and high frequency UV technology, and if those three things don’t intrigue you, I genuinely don’t know why you subscribe to this newsletter. His piece also contains a delightful line exploring the “unexpected juxtaposition of frosting and physics” that I didn’t know I needed this morning, but I did!

  • For my family law lawyer readers (which include my Mum, my own attorney, and a surprisingly large number of others! What’s up, divorce attorneys?) I hope that you enjoy this article on a new Melania Trump book that goes into how she re-negotiated her pre-nup before moving into the White House. And FWIW, it seems like she’s as prone to lies and exaggeration as her husband, so let’s stop assuming her innocence when it comes to supporting the actions of his administration.

  • A reminder that critical proofreading and institutional memory matter: G.O.P. Platform, Rolled Over From 2016, Condemns the ‘Current President’. 

  • A few of you sent this in and hooooooo boy, BuzzFeed wrote about the saucy and sexy new physical intimacy guidelines from the New York City Health Department. This a SFW-ish article on an NSFW article, so click at your own peril, because I couldn’t even include the headline or even really quote much from the article because I know that some of y’all get this email sent to your work accounts and I do NOT want to bear any sort of responsibility for an uncomfortable IT conversation.

  • And finally, a reminder: Women Have Always Been a Part of White Supremacy. 

Y’all are lovely. Be kind to each other, wash your hands, and wear a darned mask!

Xoxo Amy