Preheat your oven to 20 degrees and grab the turkey flavoring! Plus Charley Locke on intergenerational friendships, Caity Weaver talks to Flo, and Phil Klay on morality and war
I had internal bleeding after eating the turkey
These recipes are comedy and culinary gold! Also, those kids revealed the truth about turkey!
On a more serious note, I appreciate you sharing Phil Klay. I got a lot out of reading Redeployment when it came out. While it’s not specific to what’s happening in Gaza or Ukraine, there’s a recent Fresh Air episode with Elliot Ackerman that’s also a very powerful look at the moral questions in war. Above all, yes, calling your representatives is important. To me, a kind of schoolyard logic takes place around war. Basically, many of those not directly involved gather around the conflict and yell “fight, fight, fight.” This behavior makes it harder for the war to end. But all wars do end, eventually. Which raises a moral question for me. Because as bystanders, I guess we have three options: do nothing, join the crowd and cheer on the fight, or demand peace. I don’t think any of those options change anything directly or immediately, but they do matter because context matters, and just like on the schoolyard those on the edges of the conflict play an important role in what’s happening.
Anyway, thank you for making your newsletter about Bright Spots and serious topics, Chris!
After reading the recipes to the other folks in my household, we've decided to revise our holiday dinner plans to incorporate this brilliance. YUM CINNAMON!!!!
I like the style of the first kid. I think singing is a super important step in any recipe. Dancing could be an alternative, in case the singing voice is unbearable.