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Quentin's Weeknotes 5/25/19-5/31/19

This Week:

  • For some reason I kept thinking about Joshua Casteel. I have a copy of Letters from Abu Ghraib, which he wrote during his time as an interrogator (after the torture scandal broke). I wound myself wishing someone had written out his full story, and then lo, and behold, discovered that someone had. The Priest of Abu Ghraib is absolutely worth your time, as is "Letters from Abu Ghraib," which I was delighted to learn is out in a second edition.
  • I watched the Perfection. I wanted to like it. There's a really excellent feminist revenge movie lurking inside this poorly written and incoherently goofy film (Alison Williams is attacked multiple times in the movie and nobody notices she was wearing a wig the whole time?).
  • My family spent a bunch of time getting our yard and garden shipshape. We are doing some major replanting and re-organizing this year, and it was quite a chore. I used a stump-grinder for the first time, which was one of the most simultaneously tiring and satisfying experiences I've ever had with machinery.

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