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January 31, 2023

An Approximation of Art

A personal frustration with the concept of AI-created art and writing, with a short interlude about high school show choir.

December 31, 2022

About That Time I Got Stuck in the Snow

I got stuck in the snow this month, becuase I didn’t know how my car worked. You can use this as whatever kind of metaphor you need at this moment.

November 29, 2022

It Snowed, and I’m Trying to Write a Book

A week of opposites — from a sunny cruise to a weekday snowstorm — leads to some deep consideration of what “waiting for inspiration” really means.

October 31, 2022

Returning Over and Over Again

An old small engine shop, the difficulty of trying to recapture the past, and the peace that comes from routine.

September 30, 2022

The Expectations We Create

A quick story about seeing Wilco for the third time gives way to thoughts on the expectations we place on our kids.

August 30, 2022

On Demystifying Our Lives

A few thoughts on demystifying things in our everyday lives, from our jobs to the music we listen to, and how that removes our own internal barriers.

July 30, 2022

When My World Was Sunny Day Real Estate

A look at my own self-centered fandom — specifically around Sunny Day Real Estate, but even more specifically about my own dip into emo from 1994 – 2000.

June 30, 2022

Crying Over Dungeons and Dragons

I cried during my last Dungeons and Dragons session. Partially, it was because I meant what I was saying: that I loved and trusted my kids. Partially, it was because this nation feels like it’s actively trying to ruin their future.

May 31, 2022

Fake Plastic Sushi

I talk about sampuru — the Japanese art of creating “sample” food out of plastic. I also use it as a metaphor for how society hopes for perfection instead of fighting for progress.

April 27, 2022

The Followers We Made Along The Way

A look at Twitter’s influence on my life, my friendships, and a very specific few hours in which I was stranded without cash at Cape Town International Airport.