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.
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
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
It's been a decade since I last really blogged. What could possibly go wrong?
Published on Dec 10, 2022
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