Interestings… (Feb. 19, 2017)

This week, sharing some good reads from various places…

The Age of Rudeness, a wonderfully written essay by author Rachel Cusk

Ryan Adams shares the story of the first time he was rattled by a heckler

Diet culture is just another way of dealing with the fear of death (from The Atlantic)

One thousand new words added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

A Wikipedia editor takes on the antifeminist Wikipedia trolls

A list of books selling more copies because of Donald Trump

Telling family stories

Raising Teenagers: The Mother of All Problems – NYTimes.com by Rachel Cusk. Ignore the headline–this is an amazing essay about the stories we invent for ourselves and our families. We are all storytellers. Sometimes we forget that our children our storytellers too, and have the right to tell their own stories of their lives, rather than abide by ours.