A cover job of Sam Anderson's blind contour of David Foster Wallace. This morning, while mowing my lawn, my neighborhood had a parade since there isn’t going to be a big one downtown. Immediately, I thought of David Foster Wallace’s October 2001 Rolling Stone essay, “The View from Mrs. Thompson’s.” on September 11. Everybody has… Continue reading Happy Fourth of July
Ursula Le Guin by Sam Anderson I was introduced to Sam Anderson’s work through Austin Kleon. Really it was long before I knew of Kleon, when I read Anderson’s great piece on David Foster Wallace. I cannot recommend his work enough. Whenever I see his byline I see someone who loves reading, and has intoxicated… Continue reading Letter of Recommendation: Sam Anderson’s Work.
The Scarlet Oak Woods Happy summer everyone! I hope you all are doing well. Staying healthy and staying employed. We made it through this season with without getting sick and our employment staying mostly in tact. There are changes coming on that front but we’re not on the unemployment line and we’re all healthy. I’m… Continue reading Current Status for Summer 2020.
The home office setup. Good morning! That’s the end of our posts for the transition between winter and spring. It is obviously a difficult time. One of the new habits that I’m working on is cultivating more of my Stoic-self to counteract my Aspergers, ADD, Anxiety and Depression. I realize it’s a very white-guy thing… Continue reading What I’m working on for Spring 2020.
Suicide Woods by Benjamin Percy. Obviously, I’m a big fan of Percy, so I dug this collection. I liked some more than others, for obvious reasons. I finished it while doing Cal Newport’s Analogue Challenge. My favorite stories are below: The Balloon, considering where we are now, hits a little too close to home for… Continue reading Winter Reading
https://media.giphy.com/media/E2USislQIlsfm/source.gif Martin Sheen on the West Wing Since my last post on SPIN and SLIDE, I’ve come to learn quite a bit about myself and the work that is necessary when it comes to intentional impact. See the problem with intentions and impact when you have ADD is it takes several extra steps to get… Continue reading How Intentions do not lead to Impact When You Have ADD
After seeing Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Photo by Jordan Craig. August 15, 2010. 2010: A big year for me. Interned at Marvel Comics where I learned that trying so hard to get somewhere means not getting anywhere. Also, having my first Aspergers moment in memory where I criticize a Marvel writer’s grammar issues in… Continue reading 10 Things I Learned in The Last 10 Years
David Bowie as Nikola Tesla in Christopher Nolan's The Prestige For a while now I quote David Bowie from his answers to Marcel Proust’s Vanity Fair questionnaire. “What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Living in fear.” So I thought in these times, where it seems like everyone is home, a good… Continue reading Proust Questionnaire.
This is the face of a writer who is working from home and playing with his family. The major reason I became a writer is so that I could work from home. Really anywhere. Now my day-job has nothing to do with writing, but considering circumstances these days in Indiana, mostly everyone is working from… Continue reading Current Status for Spring 2020.
The new work bag, from out of a William Gibson novel and into my life, designed by Mark Ryden. Good morning. I’m coloring a donut throwing unicorn robot with Doodlehog crayons. So, I have something to tell you all. The daily reality of my life is no longer a fit to blogging; because, well, life… Continue reading Now for Winter 2020