The BFDZ

3 years ago with 11 comments in Uncategorized
So I went on a little depression-bender the other night. “Bender”, hah, it’s fun to call it that, like it’s something I did because I’m wild and unpredictable and because consequences shmonsequences! A bender is something that is, at least in theory, enjoyable in the moment, but you pay for it later. My depression-bender wasn’t like that. I did pay for it ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 6

3 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 ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 3

3 years ago with 2 comments 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. My phone buzzes and says “4:30 – Meds”. I chuckle at it condescendingly before pushing “dismiss” — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) July 26, 2014 It’s that critical moment where if I don’t make ...

Keep Getting Happier Until You’re Dead

3 years ago with 12 comments in Uncategorized
The good news about having been lonely and desperate and insecure in high school is that college is a liberating, exciting experience, where you will be surrounded by likeminded companions who are filled, like you, with the searing, visionary intensity of youth. The good news about having been a neurotic, unstable mess with horrifying attachment issues in college is that being a ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 1

3 years ago with 4 comments 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. I am cold and wet and covered in bugs, motorcycles are awesome — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) July 14, 2014 It’s hot outside, so I wear shorts, but it’s hot outside, so they turn the AC low at work, so it’s cold ...

Seven Quick Takes, Vol. 8: Participial Edition

3 years ago with 16 comments in Uncategorized
1: LISTENING One of my favoritest websites: myNoise.net, the project of one Stéphane Pigeon — “the signal processing engineer with a strong passion for sounds.” “Signals oscillating between twenty and twenty thousand times a second are my favorites,” he notes in his biography. “I often team up with Nyquist and Shannon when projects need to be discrete, or ...

Landscapes

3 years ago with 5 comments in Uncategorized
Dear Readers, I love winter, for the first two weeks. After that it seems like a long slog through bleakness. It’s hard to be enthusiastic about life when the landscape itself is so clearly hostile to you. By this point, though, the snow is piled high, and the thought of spring is less like the thought of an absent friend and more like the remembrance of a legend. Will the world be ...

Seven Quick Takes, Vol. 5: Elation Edition

4 years ago with 12 comments in Uncategorized
1: My boss is annoyed with me because I just put in a request to go part-time, so I can spend a full day every work week doing Gershom-type things. It’s okay that he’s annoyed: I know he’d rather I invested more and more of myself in helping him keep the place running smoothly. But I’m okay with not pleasing him. Writing is my first love and maybe my first duty ...

Interpretive Faculty, Know Thy Place!

5 years ago with 20 comments in Uncategorized
I’m still trying to hone in on exactly what these drugs are doing for me. This is the best way I can express it so far: they seem to dull my interpretive faculty. That sounds like a bad thing, but it’s not. If my interpretive faculty would just stay in its place, I wouldn’t want to dull it. But it has a habit of getting mixed up with everything else, and sticking its nose ...

Mechanical Legs

5 years ago with 14 comments in Uncategorized
One summer, age 15, I looked around and noticed I was in a fantastic mood. It wasn’t occasioned by anything in particular. I remember the quality of the sunlight and the feeling of lightness. I told myself, Fix this moment in your memory; you’re feeling good for no reason. Next time you’re feeling bad for no reason, remember this, come back here. Naturally, this never ...