Category Archives: Errata

Stand-er Things

A couple weeks ago, a friend recommended I check out Stranger Things, and I proceeded to blow through the 8 seriously-why-are-there-only-eight episodes twice in the space of a week. It hit me in practically every nostalgic squee that I had, particularly all … Continue reading

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Smoke or Nausea

Getting older is full of all kinds of small unfairnesses. Since I had a weird lung cold at the beginning of the year that gave me what felt like an ongoing asthma attack for about a month, I decided that … Continue reading

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Less Dirt, More Seawater

You know what’s a great song? The Rain Song, by Led Zeppelin. You know what’s also great? Then She Did by Jane’s Addiction. * * * I find myself often at a loss for what to write about on his blog … Continue reading

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“Who invented time?”

Just sent off two grad school friends back to the airport and New York this morning. We drank. We watched Star Wars and then spent two days arguing about it. And about music. And science. And lots of other things … Continue reading

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::POOF:: Catharsis.

Last year, my therapist had me read a book. It had an appropriately schmaltzy self-help type title, and involved a lot of scenarios about people who had a hard time feeling appropriate emotions for the situations they were in. I remember … Continue reading

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Book of Faces and Other Fables

I decided six weeks ago that I was going to stop using Facebook every day. There was something about it lately that whenever I would go on there I would come away feeling anxious and sad. I couldn’t put a finger on … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of bathrobe maintenance

I’ve been trying to make sense of a few peculiar things I’ve been noticing lately. Bear with me while I suss these out a bit. * * * The question of how much life is enough life has been bugging … Continue reading

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An embed, a song, and a slugabed

Today marks the first day of the longest vacation I’ve had since I dropped out of grad school. And unemployment did not really count as a vacation as such. And oh, how glorious I shall be in my full sloth … Continue reading

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A Glass Case of Emotion

I’ve been getting preoccupied lately thinking about what it means to feel alone versus what it means to feel lonely. There are circumstances in which they overlap: in the wake of heartbreak or loss, during a bout of depression, during periods of … Continue reading

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Deep in the Iris

I’ve had this song on a loop for the past hour while I’ve been working on finishing the rest of the outline for the book.   There’s something that gets me in that line she sings in the pre-chorus. “Because we experience … Continue reading

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