Pillow Town

Rachel Ordan
get comfy
Created 09 Aug 2020
  • Pierogi Town
    20 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Every culture has a dumpling. Picture it. Empanadas, pierogies, kreplach, Xiaolongbao, ravioli (controversial), gyoza, mandu, momos, samosas, I’ll stop now but that’s not even all of it. This is anoth...
  • Cobbler in your Area
    13 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 4 1
    Do you belong to any community listservs? They’re a wild and coveted joy of mine. You can find out so much about who lost a bunny, who is looking for a math tutor, who is having a yard sale. When I wa...
  • Pizzatown
    06 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    How far out of your way would you go for Pizza? I’m paraphrasing here but the Michelin guide was essentially created to encourage travel, and it advised its patrons on how much of a journey they shoul...
  • Liminal Space
    28 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    My favorite childhood book was “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.” It’s essentially about a family going to hunt a bear. But as with most children’s books, it’s an allegory for capitalistic greed and the Gr...
  • Pillowtalk
    24 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 6 0
    This newsletter was a project born out of boredom and a challenge to write once a week. I’ve done that, I guess, because I’m doing it. But is doing it enough? If you still read these, thank you. If no...
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, May I Have a Word With You?
    16 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    If you graduated from high school in this beautiful, flawless, rich land we call America, you probably had to read the Great Gatsby. If you somehow have not read it, here’s the Sparknotes. The Great G...
  • No Worries If Not
    08 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Below are some rough ideas on womanhood. My mind has been racing lately and I don’t know how to slow it down all the time so in the meantime I’m just going to take notes. I’ve been told by a few of yo...
  • Sandwich Special
    01 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    The best sandwich I ever had was turkey cheese lettuce tomato and mayo on white bread. I ate it at the top of some hike somewhere in Maine. Objectively, the sandwich was bad. It was 2009 and I was at ...
  • Leaving the House
    24 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    During my 4 years of college, I wrote one paper in a library. It was an ethics paper and I wrote it in the law library surrounded by law students hoping their intelligence would infuse my writing as i...
  • 17 Again
    17 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 5 0
    It’s Thursday again. The September of the week. The 2nd act of the play. The 30th minute of a 45 minute Bio lecture. It’s not the middle of the week but it’s not the end. It’s not the weekend but it’s...
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