Reading: “Nine Perfect Strangers” by Liane Moriarty and “Losing Earth” by Nathaniel Rich

Watching: cable news and “The Golden Girls” reruns

Listening to: podcasts including the Bon Appetit Foodcast, WTF and My Favorite Murder; music including Wilco, Noah and the Whale, Purple Mountains and The Silver Jews. Rest in peace, David Berman.

Trying to: define my career goals for this fall, keep the minivan clean