Sometimes there are voices in my head impelling me to quit writing immediately after starting. Fuck that shit man, the voice says as it scrolls through the sinusoidal curves ploughing over the muck of ideas continuously born and passed away. This is all absolute bullshit. You could do better, if you happened to be someone… Read More Existence’s Distraction
I love looking back at David Foster Wallace’s teaching materials. They’re an interesting look into the mind of one of America’s most popular (and perhaps greatest) writers of the past few decades (some would argue century). The achieves are why I read Renata Adler’s “Speedboat,” James Baldwin’s “Geovanni’s Room,” and Walker Percy’s “The Moviegoer.” (Baldwin’s book… Read More David Foster Wallace’s 5 Grammarian Tips Every Anal Writer Should Know
The Atlantic won’t be joining “The Resistance” against President Donald Trump, the magazine’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg said Monday evening at an event hosted by the University of Chicago. A student asked Goldberg how journalistic institutions like The Atlantic can appeal to parts of the electorate that now seem to reject the media in toto. Goldberg… Read More Atlantic’s Goldberg: We’re Not Joining the Trump ‘Resistance’
I started a podcast. WTF do I do now?… Read More I Started a Podcast. WTF Do I Call it? Wanna Be a Guest?
I can look up into the sky with awe and see cotton-like snowflakes float gracefully downward and remember what it felt like to be amazed by what else could be out there in the world, a feeling now accompanied by a shiver of fear.… Read More Apropos the Chicago Snow