Notes

Happy Fourth of July

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

Letter of Recommendation: Sam Anderson’s Work.

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.

What I’m working on for Spring 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.

Winter Reading

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

How Intentions do not lead to Impact When You Have ADD

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

10 Things I Learned in The Last 10 Years

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

Current Status for Spring 2020.

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.