The magnetic draw of my bare hand to the handle of this cast iron pan I just pulled out of a 500° oven…

Madeleine Albright passed away today. What a life.

Power is, as we know, an addiction prone to abuse. Even those who enter public life with the best of intentions are susceptible to its pull.

I read her book, Fascism: A Warning, in 2019 and found it “enthralling and informative”. I’ve meant to read her others since, but haven’t yet made it to that pile.