Archive for the ‘Rambling’ Category

“Well I’ll tell you one thing that I know. You don’t face your demons down,  You gotta grapple ’em, Jack, and pin ’em to the ground.” –Joe Strummer, “Long Shadow” Every June, I go to a conference in the mesa country in northern New Mexico. There’s a couple hundred people of all ages, no cell […]


10Nov16

This is going to be one of those times when I type and post without a whole lot of “simmering time” in between to let my thoughts settle. I realized this morning that my election hangover is looking a whole lot like how I remember my last major depressive episodes in New York (and that […]


“You have to know what the stereotypes are in order to avoid those stereotypes.” –Jonathan Green, Visual Director for 2016 Porgy and Bess revival I’ve been listening to The West Wing Weekly, a podcast in which the two hosts watch one episode of the West Wing each week and discuss it. (Side note: If you like political drama at all, The West Wing is totally worth your time.) The hosts are […]


The Remains

28Sep16

One of the things that has repeatedly come up for me recently is the stories of the people left behind by violence. One of my friends reposted something written by one of a teacher at the school that Terence Crutcher’s child goes to (Crutcher is one of the black men killed by police recently). The effects […]


Say hello to the random baby otter that I downloaded from somewhere on the internet and put into my pictures folder and then forgot about. So, life has clearly been getting in the way a little bit, and I need to build my writing habit back up. This entry is partly a placeholder and a […]


This is the final installment of my four-part series on a concert festival I went to when I was twenty. For the first entry, along with a more detailed explanation of why I’m posting such a thing, go here. I Ran All The Way Home (Doo wah doo wah doo) The conversation the next morning consisted […]


This is part two (er, obviously) of a four-part series on a concert festival I went to when I was twenty. For the first entry, along with a more detailed explanation of why I’m posting such a thing, go here. Welcome to Sin City Las Vegas, NV By the time we make it to Vegas, the […]


One of the things that is both bad and good about working at a library is that you get to see these little chunks of people’s lives. A piece of the whole. Since I mostly re-shelve books, for me that often looks like going through the bookdrop and finding a little pile of books on […]


“Simplicity boils down to two steps: Identify the essential. Eliminate the rest.” –Leo Babauta I feel like my twenties was spent accumulating Stuff, and my thirties is going to be spent getting rid of it. I’m a writer, and accumulate paper at an alarming rate. I get supplies and ephemera and things, and plan to […]


I’ve been reading Columbine, by Dave Cullen. It was published in 2009, but I put off reading it, because I have this weird disconnect in my head when it comes to Columbine stuff. I both want to know everything, to try and understand, but whenever I think about it for long I go into my […]