By place

Monthly Archives: April 2020

Unfairness

I am naturally impatient, so I went straight to the climax (chapters 38 to 42) because I needed answers.

The Megasaw

It’s hard to hear the voice inside my own head over the roar of the megasaw, much less the whisper of the earth.

Devs and Our Determined (?) End

Throughout the show, many of the actors deliver their lines with an intentional flatness, and I initially misinterpreted this flatness as both bad acting and a way of communicating a thesis.

Snail Saga, Pt. 3: Snails in the Shadow of COVID-19

There isn’t much I’ve enjoyed more recently than watching Clive—Clive Snails Lewis, to give him his full title—wrap his slimy self around a carrot.

My Best Friend Lives in New York

But I will say that—for me—being confined to my home has sometimes felt liberating in a small and quiet way.

Obligado

In my non-wing hand, I hold my phone, poring over the free PDF I found of 501 Spanish Verbs.

Forced Choice

Forced Choice

by | Apr 23, 2020 | 1 comment

Your senses never lie. If this feels hard, then it’s hard. It is for all of us. 

“Hoink!”: A Legacy

“Hoink!”: A Legacy

We’ve met faithfully for Thursday Dinner for more than a year now.

The World’s Next Head of State Drag Superstar

The World’s Next Head of State Drag Superstar

And tonight on the runway, category is: pandemic eleganza.

The Aloy Paradox

The Aloy Paradox

Humanity: the once and future success story

Reading Post-apocalyptic Fiction during COVID-19

Reading Post-apocalyptic Fiction during COVID-19

These days, the opening chapters of Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 novel, Station Eleven, are enough to take your breath away.

My Fantastic Brothers

My Fantastic Brothers

When I tell people I have four brothers, usually they respond with, “Oh, your poor mother.”

Laura’s Ultimate Guide to Shelter in Place Productivity

Laura’s Ultimate Guide to Shelter in Place Productivity

Now that we’ve set a good precedent for productive work, let’s go over how to maintain good health and nutrition during your stay-at-home time.

Flour-covered Rhythms

Flour-covered Rhythms

After a month of stay-at-home orders, suddenly everyone’s a baker.

Journals

Journals

Most of my journals were destroyed. They were never perfect enough to keep.

Letters from Quarantine

Letters from Quarantine

Every day now carries a different weight, new set of worries, and another chance to intentionally look for the good.

Pray-mantising

Pray-mantising

The next morning she was clutching the screen door with her dainty insect toes.

Exotic Backyard Tennis Bowling

Exotic Backyard Tennis Bowling

RULES:
Player must stand thirty-six feet from shed (forty-four if playing European rules)

Stuck at Home with No Line on the Horizon

Stuck at Home with No Line on the Horizon

But then you get these three songs smack-dab in the middle and these… these are maybe the worst songs in U2’s discography.

Awed By Her Splendor

Awed By Her Splendor

I wonder if humanity has loved anything as long as it has loved the moon.

Wikipedia and the Wilderness

Wikipedia and the Wilderness

Using this definition, cities, industrial parks, and suburban developments are just as “wild” as Russian Arctic National Park. 

The Assumption

The Assumption

I didn’t tell her we are planning on leaving too,
and I won’t get to say goodbye.

Looking For Networks…

Looking For Networks…

I related best to my siblings when we were shoulder to shoulder, yelling or cheering about pixels on a screen.

Inhale, Reimagine, Gather

Inhale, Reimagine, Gather

When we come together, we have the power to create what Parker calls “temporary alternative worlds.”

Admit It

Admit It

At the risk of trivializing everything else, one of the things that scares me most about the president is his refusal to admit to tiny mistakes.

One Day We’ll Tell the Story

One Day We’ll Tell the Story

But one day we started to tell the story, and as we heard it coming from our mouths we knew it meant the story was behind us, and we had lived through it. 

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!