Current Obsession: The Good Place

So basically my family told me to watch The Good Place while we were out at dinner last Tuesday, and I immediately proceeded to blow off my entire life to binge watch the entire first season because I loved it. It’s not brilliant in that high quality artsy way that usually gets me, like Utopia … Continue reading “Current Obsession: The Good Place”

String-Gathering Techniques for Future Me

During this last trip, I learned a lot about how I want to conduct these “string-gathering” research trips in the future. Like, I learned that even though I’m already a slow traveler, stopping to take extensive notes and observations will slow you down exponentially. I thought I would have more downtime to type things up. … Continue reading “String-Gathering Techniques for Future Me”

Remember that time I went to Crete?

Here is the driest, most unwriterly report possible of what I did in Greece, with a minimum of commentary and absolutely nothing of interest to anyone but me whatsoever. I have for the most part gone through and taken out every interesting and amazing thing that happened and replaced it with, “Just the facts.” It … Continue reading “Remember that time I went to Crete?”

What is this cancer on my wrist?

So I’ve been wearing a Garmin watch to try to get a feeling for what kinds of things people who actually run marathons think. I’ve been trying to embrace the constant weirdness of all the shit it tells me, and the feeling that I have a small tyrant strapped to my wrist, constantly monitoring me. … Continue reading “What is this cancer on my wrist?”

Journal With an Author

Hey pals! I’m doing an intriguing event at Upshur Street Books on Thursday, if you’re at all interested. It’s basically a writing workshop about one of my favorite topics: notebooks, and how preparatory writing changes our final writing, and how observation strengthens our writing. It sounds super boring when I say it that way. So, … Continue reading “Journal With an Author”