I had two ideas for what to write about this week.
I could either do something lamenting and rounding up the astounding number of stories fueled by toxic masculinity this week, whether it was the Las Vegas mass murderer, Harvey Weinstein, the creepy guy at the center of this addictive L.A. Times series, the second USC school med school dean in recent months resigning , President Trump allowing employers to deny women birth control coverage, the Breitbart bros who brought white nationalism mainstream …
Or, I could write about tacos.
Guess which one I picked.
This week, I talked with Ralph Rubio for the “I Made it in San Diego” podcast about, among other things, how he crafted the chain’s original fish taco, which is, in my opinion, pretty damn perfect.
I’ve come across a few San Diegans who’ve scoffed at the suggestion that Rubio’s makes the best fish taco in a city famous for fish tacos. Some people simply have knee-jerk negative reactions to chains (though Rubio’s began in a single location on Mission Bay Drive); others legitimately just like another fish taco better.
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Funny, the first thing that I thought of when reading your phrase "toxic masculinitiy" was Lorena Gonzalez," I guess I'm evolving in to a true free thinker. Not one use of the word "divisive" in your piece, you rebel you...good piece on the tacos, informative. An interesting thing learned was that making housing and property transactions more expensive helps those that can't afford homes purchase them. Relearned this week is the premise that removing ICE from incarceration facilities "helps" hard working "immigrants."
You know, maybe Tacos as a topic is better suited to your unique writing ability...