A Nice Stink

5 years ago with 50 comments
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. 3

5 years ago with 2 comments
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 ...

Tabula Rasa

6 years ago with 9 comments
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 ...

Seven Quick Takes, Vol. 5: Elation Edition

7 years ago with 12 comments
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 ...

Soil and Seed, Flower and Fruit

8 years ago with 10 comments
So there I was, sitting in Adoration. Every particle of my being seemed to be bathed in glory and resonating with — okay, so actually, I was going over sparring techniques in my head, while grooving slightly to the Paul Simon1 playing on my interior soundtrack. Because that’s how it usually goes. And certainly, much or all of this is my fault. I could be stricter with myself, I ...