the story of a predictable and avoidable resignation
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A few years ago, a neighbor I didn’t yet know well, but who knew I was a vet asked me to come look at her chickens. They had died, en masse, one night…
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against the cult of self care
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a depression-adjacent report
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a new sort of post I'm trying out for your assessment
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More days than not this summer, I sat down in the morning resolved to try and do some computer work. Teaching through the 2020-21 year had been…
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I. When I was in college, I took a course on modern poetry. One of our frequent assignments was to memorize a poem, and then reproduce it on a page in…
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part 1: Introducing Wim
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I lost my wedding ring a couple of weeks ago. It had been loose for a few years, and would slide off periodically, but always somewhere it could be…
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Into thin airListen now (7 min) | Sensory deprivation and the pornography of new construction
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I don’t want dogs or men to look at me. When I am out on a run, I don’t want my stride interrupted, stuttering on the decision to turn back, go around…
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Six months into an almost total separation from society, at least in a physical sense, I’d have expected to feel my own isolation acutely. I’d have…
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