In the interest of a bit of fun during these dog days of August, we declare this week Staycation 2021.
We’re going to lay low and hang out and find joy in the things in our own backyard. Like Dorothy clicking her heels and discovering “there’s no place like home,” let’s all look around the house and find the good times right here.
Ditch the housework, order a pizza, commit to knitting a ton this week with us. That laundry will fold itself, if you leave it long enough.
Each day this week, we’ll bring you highlights of the MDK writers who make us laugh, think, cook, and knit.
Today, we shine our camp flashlight on DG Strong, our newest columnist.
Many readers tell us that DG has become an instant habit. His omnivorous consumption of books, movies, music, and TV means that we are all now getting a pipeline of amazing stuff to listen to, to watch, to read. His taste is unerring. We trust him totally. We would never tell him this ourselves, of course.
Start your Staycation with these gems from this star in the MDK firmament.
Whitman, Alabama. Crisscrossing the state and asking people to share a part of themselves through the words of Walt Whitman.
Fran Lebowitz. Pretend It’s a City is the Netflix series that feels like we’re across the table from this legendary writer.
Obscure. An improv genius makes audiobooks. Hilarity ensues.
Staycation Home Shopping Festival
A part of hanging out at home is doing a bit of online shopping. You know: souvenir hunting, retail therapy, shoputainment, stocking up for the long winter ahead, whatever you want to call it. We call it fun. We love getting a box in the mail and we know a lot of you do too.
Each day this week, we are going to feature some choice MDK items at a great price, and we hope you’ll find something you’ll love and can use. You can see them on our Sale page, right here. Or scroll down to see exactly what items are suddenly on sale today. All Staycation deals will be available through Sunday, so shop now if you want to be sure we don’t run out. Or wait and take yer chances.