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.

Let X Equal X

When I was younger I tried to build artist/musician/weirdo Laurie Anderson's tape-bow violin from a single sentence description. While I never got it to work quite right, it taught me everything I know about asking "why."

Published on Nov 3, 2023

Year of the Living Dead

I wrote some thoughts on the lonely year that has transpired since Elon Musk took over Twitter.

Published on Oct 26, 2023

Best Laid Plans

It's been a minute since I last updated my blog. But that hasn't been because I haven't been doing stuff. In fact, quite the opposite.

Published on Jul 11, 2023

Puzzles All the Way Down

Every job I've ever stuck with, I've done so because it's felt like a never-ending series of puzzles to solve.

Published on May 11, 2023

Believe in Mystery

Today I'm excited to announce the start of a wholly new, super ambitious project in collaboration with the novelist Joe Meno. Welcome to Question Mark, Ohio.

Published on Apr 21, 2023

It's All Over But the Crying

I've had better months than March 2023, but now that it's basically over I thought I'd take take stock of some of the good work I got done amid the awfulness.

Published on Mar 30, 2023

Trying — a patch for you

Earlier this year I wrote about how 2023, for me, is about trying. And then I made a patch to remind myself of that. And people wanted one, so now I've made them and you can get one.

Published on Feb 23, 2023

Use Your Illusion

I wrote about chatbots and magic and a turn-of-the-century spirit medium who spewed images of people from beyond the grave from her mouth. No, really.

Published on Feb 20, 2023

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