Dan Sinker/blog

Unfinished Business,
a weblog

This is a place where I can think out loud, work through ideas, and talk about stuff that doesn't fit cleanly into the type of freelance writing I do. Some ideas will be fully formed, others, as the title implies, will be unfinished.

A Boot to the Head

I wrote about getting wrapped up in British football, about the poison in the brain of every 90s punk kid, and about embracing change.

Published on Jan 22, 2023

On Trying

I've been trying my whole life. These last few years I found that I'd stopped.

Published on Jan 14, 2023

The Saddest Song I Know

Lately I've been thinking about sad songs and the stories from our lives that resonate between the notes. It made me revisit a work-in-progress about the end of Punk Planet and the saddest song I know.

Published on Jan 7, 2023

I See Reflections of You and Me

With the start of a new year, I thought I'd share my journaling method and how using it to reflect on days, months, and years has helped me to (kinda sorta) get my shit together.

Published on Jan 3, 2023

A Year of Culture

2022 was a middling year in a lot of ways, a shitty year in others, and a great year for culture. Here's 5 things I loved this year.

Published on Dec 31, 2022

A Year of Work

I have friends with hobbies. Friends who do pottery, who take pictures, who go hiking, who make scarves and tables. I've always kind of wanted a hobby, but they've never stuck. Instead, I work. Honestly, I love it and it's gratifying to look back at the work I did this year.

Published on Dec 29, 2022

Someday you, and all you put your hand to, will turn golden

Today my pal Maureen Johnson releases her latest novel and I reflect on what it means to want the very best for the people you care about.

Published on Dec 27, 2022

Everything Gets Brighter From Here

It's bitter cold, my kids are home doing school on Zoom, and I'm feeling oddly optimistic. Weird, I know. Here are three things that are contributing to that for me.

Published on Dec 23, 2022

I Read the News Today, Oh Boy.

(Mostly) leaving Twitter has left me feeling disconnected from the news for the first time in a very long time. I reconnected by revisiting a technology I'd mostly forgotten about, RSS.

Published on Dec 19, 2022

It's Not Yesterday Anymore

Our lives are so intertwined with the technology we use to live them at this point that to lose a space inside our glowing rectangles feels like true loss. Yes, this is about Twitter.

Published on Dec 15, 2022

Food Carts on the Edge of the World

A story of an endless walk in Buenos Aires and the dreamlike place (and food) that it lead to. Shared today in honor of Argentina's advancement to the World Cup finals.

Published on Dec 13, 2022

New Blog, Who This?

It's been a decade since I last really blogged. What could possibly go wrong?

Published on Dec 10, 2022

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