Dan Sinker

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.

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

Skating and Waiting

I've been a lot of things, but I was a skater first. And skateboarding has taught me a lot about patience, about falling, and about getting back up.

Published on Feb 9, 2023

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

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