Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 1

4 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. 5: Elation Edition

6 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 ...

With Coffee Spoons

7 years ago with 9 comments in Uncategorized
It’s spring, and I am rediscovering the pleasures of the coffee shop patio. A table over, three old Russians scratch lottery tickets. Two tables over, a man enthusiastically discusses his plans for a new kind of porn website (“classy; not like Hustler. That’s just how I was raised…how do you feel about photography?”). A group of Jews goes by, then a group of ...

Grease Monkey, Iron Horse

7 years ago with 7 comments in Uncategorized
I love my motorcycle. It’s a middleweight, 650cc and about 450 pounds, and is as old as I am but still gets 50 miles to the gallon. I love the speed and the wind, the freedom and the closeness to the landscape. I think I love my bike just as much as you can safely love an inanimate object, or possibly more; she’s got a name, and I’ll occasionally pat her on the flank1 when ...