Dear Internet, Sometimes someone is your absolute favorite in the WORLD and you really love them and want to spend time with them BUT you just don’t have the words. So you let… Continue reading

It’s Saturday. Saturday seems like good day to do a Links of the Week post.

Gawker’s Christopher Hitchens’ Unforgivable Mistake fell together in my head with How To Be a Fan of Problematic Things. Because things are made by and involve people. And people are deeply problematic. From… Continue reading

“Halfway out of the dark.”

We’re not halfway out of the dark. But we’re halfway through December, and whatever you think about January or February (and I usually hate them, because of all the cold and frozen precipitation… Continue reading

…letters to the world…

*stares at furniture* *rearranges everything* *stares some more*

That’s it, I’m moving to Finland.

When I was last in Finland, I heard this Finnish joke (and I have to say that after four visits to Finland, this is the only Finnish joke I’ve ever heard): a Finn… Continue reading

Twinings Gets You Back To You

I have not had good sleep for a couple weeks, and right now I’ve been awake since midnight, which was bedtime, and the people across the street are playing loud music and shrieking, and the toilet won’t stop running, but you guys, it is all okay, because Twinings made a tiny movie about how tea actually works.

So I’m going to go have a third cup, right now.

I got my whole damn life, caught up in moments entirely of yours.

“One can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.”

This is it. November.

“[Bulgakov] burnt the first manuscript of the novel in 1930, seeing no future as a writer in the Soviet Union. The work was restarted in 1931.”

I’ve been watching Breaking Bad. The image above is a screencap from the finale of the first season. Sometimes the piled wreckage of the world, even the things I know are poison, or… Continue reading

“…but do we all really want jobs?”

A couple quotes from Douglas Rushkoff: Yes, as so many journalists seem obligated to point out, kids are criticizing corporate America while tweeting through their iPhones. The simplistic critique is that if someone… Continue reading