I tested the waters at Substack last year, and while I appreciate what they’re doing, I don’t think it’s for me. But I’m happy there’s a site that lets independent writers quickly and easily set up a forum where people can subscribe to their work.
I was surprised to see that some very successful Substackers were providing daily or weekly roundups of reading lists. I can see the value in this and the hard work required. But it’s not for me. I know we all have friends or acquaintances who pass along links to articles. Most of those links come with a lot of exclamation points. This! This is everything! If you read one thing today make it this! I never read those links. But when someone takes a moment to send an article or essay and they mention that they thought I’d enjoy it, I almost always read those.
We all already look at these stupid screens too much. I’m trying to cut that back. I don’t want to be an enabler for someone spending more time on these dumb devices.
But there are things worth reading, and I’m confident that the 5 people who visit this page will enjoy the article. It’s about breakfast. More specifically, it’s about how some writers and actors approached breakfast or talked about breakfast. The article is by Dwight Garner, and it’s fantastic.