HUMOR

You are too young to be Dilbert! You are borderline Cathy cartoon! Ack!

You have owned this home office printer for 13 days which, it appears, is long enough for its warranty to have expired. This is a shame since it has proven itself capable of not working ever.

Welcome aboard, journeyman! Unwittingly, you have embarked on a home office printer owner journey…


2020 is nearing its end but the Year of the McFecal Sandwich doesn’t have to.

Right now, you can still get in on the taste folks say is un-for-gett-able.

Regulars and McVirgins around the world are taking a bite out of the McFecal magic — lightly seasoned with despair, that…


Mentioning your zero-emissions luxury vehicle when friends have zero-admissions to their bank account is probably not the best move.

Each December, I revel in the veritable cornucopia of holiday cards: photos of fat Santa babies and reindeer-cats; impressively embossed envelopes that cost more than my station wagon; letters rife with…


HUMOR

Please don’t call me an ironic accessory

I am the pristine Australian Akubra that sits jauntily on the head of an influencer, her one hand mock-steadying me in place. …


The female relationships in a show about British men’s football are redemptive

The scene that best showcases the treatment of female relationships in Apple TV’s new feelgood series “Ted Lasso” is not much of a scene at all. It occurs midway through the series. In Episode 5, “New Underwear,” Keeley…


I live in Boston where gravestones from 1693 and even earlier are common sights. Oh, how we revel in our colonial roots! We’ve built an entire tourism industry around nostalgia, which serves us well in times of non-pandemic.

In a time of pandemic, though, history can only help us so…


To the Athletes of the Ivy League:

League Council recently issued its memorandum calling for the cancellation of fall sports. The Council recognizes that “sport” is defined broadly by many in the League and therefore clarification is needed as to which recreational activities will not be postponed this season. …


To the High School Seniors of 2020:

We are all so sorry that the graduation ceremony that was planned has now been canceled or modified, given the strict quarantine orders our country is under. Your moment to be embraced by and to embrace the friends and teachers, counselors and coaches…


It all started with this guy, Colin Kaepernick. He’s a decent guy, even if he does twang some words like he wants you to fall in goddam love with him on the spot. And he has this huge afro that you’d think would be lousy to stuff all into a…


I had a driveway moment the other day when NPR reported on a Korean novel that had been translated into English: Kim Ji-Young, Born 1982, just before the film based on the book was to be released. I had to get my hands on this novel.

As a white American…

Kendra Stanton Lee

Writer of essays, collector of vintage, reader of books, wife of one, mother of two. Subscribe to my monthly love letter: http://eepurl.com/c8IhT5

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