Continuing the festival of good writing and interesting thoughts:
I've actually researched Tex-Mex food (fajitas, nachos) for an encyclopedia that's coming out this summer. So I'm a bonafide expert on this subject. Seriously, it's on my CV. And I approve of this post.
Who is this Emma Straub? She can write. I also liked "My Rayannes."
This is an embarrassing confession: I haven't read any of David Foster Wallace's fiction. And I work about 100 yards from his whole archive, which I've never visited. Anyway, this made me want to dig into both. Because I also have a weakness for slightly embarrassing self-help writing.
Case in point:
Okay, the whole manliness angle is cheesy--physicality is important for men and women--but I really, really liked this essay.
Finally, two football posts, related to the Texas - Texas A&M bust-up. First, a contemplative one from an outsider:
And, to conclude, Barking Carnival's take on the rift between the Texas and A&M athletic departments: When the Lone Star Network All Came Apart.
Happy new year, readers!