“Tell a subset of your population that they are entitled to economic security if they play by certain rules, provide them with four years of training i…
Anne Helen Petersen
That shot was taken over the Clark Fork in Missoula, Montana, about halfway through my 12 mile marathon training run earlier this week. I used to be st…
Anne Helen Petersen
I’m back on Lummi Island this week, a place I’ve written about in the newsletter before. I took the week to drill down on final edits for my book, and …
Anne Helen Petersen
I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking about leisure and productivity, as I research and begin to draft an additional chapter for the millennial burnou…
Anne Helen Petersen
I wrote a lot this past month — for BuzzFeed, in book edits, just not in this newsletter, which I hate, because this newsletter works as a sort of rele…
Anne Helen Petersen
I spent the weekend on Lummi Island, in the Salish Sea off Western Washington. It’s not far, nautically, from the San Juan Islands, but instead of taki…
Anne Helen Petersen
First off, tremendous thanks to each of you who sent me missives — between one sentence and multiple pages — on what parts of civilization you love pay…
Anne Helen Petersen
The other day I was walking the dogs along a favorite trail, turned a corner, and realized there’d been a significant re-routing. They’d closed a secti…
Anne Helen Petersen
I feel like I’ve never not known about Jennifer Aniston. I wrote about her this week, but I wanted to babble on a bit about my background thinking. She…
Anne Helen Petersen
Where do the big feature stories that show up in the magazines and websites you read come from? Someone’s mind, of course — and sometimes that mind is …
Anne Helen Petersen
Earlier this week, I saw an article going around written by California governor Gavin Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, who has become the first “…
Anne Helen Petersen
I spent the last week in North Idaho for a story, now on my way to Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill for a different story, and want to take a break from the …
Anne Helen Petersen