A Nice Stink

1 year ago with 50 comments in Uncategorized
Dear Readers, It’s a Saturday night, I’m at the coffee shop, and the girl at the open mic is singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time Of the Year,” which is a lie because it’s winter, and winter is not summer. Have I ever told you how much I hate winter? And bad sopranos? Anyway, it’s as good a time as any to tell you where I’ve been for the last ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 6

2 years ago with 1 comment in Uncategorized
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. From convo w/coworkers: "If you can't be Enlightened at the DMV, then you're not Enlightened." — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) August 18, 2014 Stepped outside to breathe for 5 minutes & heard myself praying ...

Thanks

2 years ago with 23 comments in Uncategorized
I heard a nice idea from my sister: every time something happens that you’re really thankful for, you write it on a piece of paper and put it in a jar. Then, at the end of the year, you read the pieces of paper, to remember all the good things. I think I missed some big ones — I guess I forgot to keep putting stuff in the jar — and some of the things are on a whole nother ...

Tabula Rasa

3 years ago with 9 comments in Uncategorized
In case you didn’t hear, I’ve officially gone part time at my Day Job (the one I don’t plan to quit any time soon), which leaves me a whole blank Friday every single week for writing and related things. This is my first such Friday. The idea, of course, is to write more: more often, more widely, and more extensively. I don’t know what that’s going to look like ...

Unwearied

4 years ago with 5 comments in Uncategorized
To my relief, I wake up too late for Mass this morning. More sleep means less surliness, and less effort spent ignoring my resentment at the priest who sings off-key and the parishioners who ad-lib the responses to make them just a little bit more feminist. I’m trailing a cloud of melancholy from bad dreams: something to do with wounds, accusations, betrayal of trust. I know from long ...