My plan for today is to tackle the drafts folder of this blog, so hopefully frequent blogging services will resume around here. In the meantime, here is a round up of blog posts, articles and stuff from the internet that caught my attention this week.
Mary Beard wonders how the pleasantries we all inclue in emails came about – How to write an email
Roxane Gay has written two articles about Bill Cosby and the treatment of victims who come forward. Read them, read them again and then read as many of Roxane Gay’s previous essays as you can get your hands on – Art or Humanity: Thoughts on Bill Cosby and Bill Cosby and the rape accusers: stop looking away and start believing women
Continuing a theme from last week, another article about doping and tennis – Mailbag: Tennis’ flawed anti-doping program
A few articles about food, diet and body image – Food addiction: Retraining your brain to eat healthily, Detoxes and cleanses: Are they a science or a scam? and Louise McSharry: My struggle with body image
I look forward to listening to Serial every week, but I know the podcast is not without its faults. This is one of the best articles I have read about those issues – The Complicated Ethics Of ‘Serial,’ The Most Popular Podcast Of All Time