Hi again. I read two books on the theme of freedom recently. They both came out in 2021: Maggie Nelson’s On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint…
Hi again. What a strange year. Mostly, for me, the best to be hoped for in 2021 was stasis. Mostly, for me, the year hummed along, measured in (mostly…
Hi again. I hope December has been treating you well — and if it hasn’t, I hope you have been able to find some peace and comfort despite it all. I’ll…
Hi again. When Matt and I lived in Washington, D.C, we were often on the road late at night. A few times a year, we’d drive back to Massachusetts to…
Hi again. It’s so nice to see you! (If you are wondering why I’m no longer showing up in your inboxes weekly/on Tuesdays, here’s your gentle reminder…
Hi again. Do you trust your gut? A friend and I were discussing this the other day. I don’t, really, for the record. Though I wish I did! There’s…
Plus a note about the future of constellations
Hi again. Here’s a poem, by Heather Christle. “Perfect Song” I remember walking through the morning after a night of heavy snow and drink with…
Hi again. Here is a list I’ve been keeping of euphonious words whose definitions I keep having to look up, and the articles where I have recently come…
Hi again. In my senior year of high school, I won an award from the English department. During the award ceremony, my English teacher — a quiet…
Hi again. (And welcome to all the new people who found me via my ramblings on Jessica Hopper’s emo essay! Cool to have you here.) This past weekend I…
Hi again. When I was in college I took a course called “Studies In Popular Music: History of Rock,” in a room on the top floor of a very old building…