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Monday Listicles: Guilty Pleasures

Guilty pleasures is this week’s Monday listicle topic–although, as Erica points out in her post, pleasures cannot themselves feel guilty. Erica likes “guilt-filled pleasures,” but I’m thinking it might be time to separate the two. Is it particularly American to derive guilt out of pleasure or did Freud invent that particular relationship?  Should we blame the Puritans? The Jews? Catholics? It’s a long list… Add to that list of guilty …

have you been infected?

My friend C. drove our kids to their soccer game in Queens today because her son said “you NEVER come to my games.” Now I happen to know that Carolyn does go to games, and practices, because I’ve been there with her, in the freezing cold and the soaking wet and the steamy heat.  She’s schlepped my kid along with her kid to practices uptown, downtown, eastside, westside, and everywhere …