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July 31, 2020

Smell Memories

Mountain conifers and bus diesel provide the foundation for a quick lesson on olfactory memory and a mixtape of unrelated songs.

June 30, 2020

Art, Artist, and Context

The context that informs our musical taste also forces us to think hard about who we continue to support — and whether we can excise them from our past.

May 28, 2020


Let’s use gardening as a metaphor for our struggles to feel present with virtual (and real) friends.

April 30, 2020

Looking for Motivation in My Free Time

I haven’t yet learned a new language or rebuilt a flower garden or read an Important Novel, but I did finally make a mix tape post so I hope you are happy.

March 22, 2020

In a Basement During a Pandemic

I didn’t want to write about the pandemic, because everyone else has written or talked about the pandemic, and that’s exactly why I decided to write about the pandemic.

February 29, 2020

Leap Day

In which the author attempts to explain Leap Day as a lie, and equate it to his need to schedule out time for tasks. Or something like that.

January 31, 2020

Three Short Obits

January’s been a bummer, to be perfectly frank. It’s not really fair.

December 31, 2019

A Few Words About a Decade

A look at my past decade — and the one before it — in six barely related sections. Happy new year; enjoy this last day of the decade.

November 28, 2019

As the Body Grows Old

It’s 4 am in a house that’s not my own and I don’t know where the ibuprofen is, and I guess this is what middle age feels like.

October 31, 2019

A Short List of Halloween Costumes

Here’s a short list of Halloween costumes I’ve worn in my life, because I don’t have enough energy, apparently, to write an actual blog post this month.