What She Wrote

Carla Cook
Facts, opinions, hearsay, and conjecture
Created 31 Dec 2020
  • The sound of silence
    01 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    Today would be a good day to hug a woman in your life. Actually, perhaps offer to let them punch you; that’s probably the more salient emotion right now. The Supreme Court’s decision (or so far lack t...
  • The Disinformed
    25 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    There’s an article making the rounds that’s been cited by many as a must-read. I finally tackled it last weekend and found it too dense—one of those pieces in which you have to read the same sentence ...
  • A Trip to the Cinema
    17 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    After yet another week of the world disintegrating around our ears, I don’t have the wherewithal to plumb my depths today. (That’s what she said.) Let’s talk about movies instead. I have watched some ...
  • Mayday
    10 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    One of the main reasons I write is to process, and one of the main reasons I let you in on that is because I’ve been told it helps people. Watching someone turn their insides out for public examinatio...
  • How May I Help You?
    03 Aug 2021 • 4 min read
    “A person who is nice to you and not nice to the waiter is not a nice person.” This quote comes from Dave Barry, so forgive me. (Some of you are not old enough to know what an embarrassing reference t...
  • This week's feed
    27 Jul 2021 • 1 min read
    “White ladies don’t have to pay attention or learn things or be capable. There is an entire world designed to make their confusion attractive.” Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, quoted in a piece on Carmel...
  • Free rein
    20 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I started writing this newsletter on January 1st of this year with the subtext of pulling back from Facebook. I’d been wanting to do it for a long time—find some other way to connect and discuss with ...
  • Art among chaos
    07 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    So here’s a thought that legitimately caused me worry recently: I didn’t do the pandemic right. Now that I’m getting out and living again, seeing movies and hugging people and eating indoors, I’m expe...
  • Film Class
    17 May 2021 • 3 min read
    The very first post I wrote on here was about books, specifically how voraciously I’d consumed them during the pandemic. I’m still reading often, but have slowed down a bit as I turn my attention to a...
  • The Quiet Things Out Loud
    03 May 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I was fully vaccinated yesterday and the giddiness that built up all week extended into my writing. Something popped up every day that made me think, “I want to write about that! What an interesting s...