Why Cold Takes? Why now?

Are you over hot takes? Y’all, I am over them So. Over. Them.

Hot takes are quick, messy, and partial. They only give us the fastest views of an event, a moment, or a person. They don’t give us depth, nuance, or complexity. Hot takes are everywhere, and really they shouldn’t be.

So, I am aiming for something different: the cold take, a thoughtful, complicated, and distanced view. I want takes that are ice cold, lovely, and true.

This newsletter includes cold takes, writing about writing, pop cultural analysis, reflections about the now, and personal essays about mental disorder, emotions, gender, parenting, religion, and life.

I’ll include links to what I'm reading and writing, most of the time. Sometimes, I’ll forget. (It happens.)

So, go ahead and subscribe already. Pretty please.

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Here’s the coolest thing (see what I did there?). When you subscribe, you get every new take or essay sent directly to your inbox. You don’t have to hunt down my latest essay or head over to my blog. I send my writing to you. I do all the heavy lifting, so you only have to open an email. It’s so easy, and I promise to not be annoying. Mostly.

So, y’all, come and read along and think with me.