I just don’t think my ancestors suffered so I could spend ten hours a day shifting pixels around to raise ad revenue for a corporation complicit in genocide. So I could forget their names, miss their funerals, never hold jesa. -Jefferson Lee, via aaww.org This is a great piece of fiction by Jefferson Lee.

As a Child, You Worried You Would Be an Orphan, written by Charlotte Pence, is so poignant. Especially now, when there are so many people (including my wife and I) working with and adjusting to their aging parents.

This week’s gratitude

This week I’m grateful: for pizza, delivery, and pizza delivery. for work calls that start off with a “quick question” but then evolve to just hanging out and chatting for a little while, if only to keep each other company. for the silence at the end of a cd, after playing it all the way […]

the moth joke gets me every time

Macdonald once talked about an uncle dying of cancer, skewering how we now describe people suffering from that disease as “waging a battle” because that means the last thing you do before you die is lose. “I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure that if you die, then the cancer also dies at the […]

The two “big” events for today were Apple’s “California Streaming” and the vote on the Gubernatorial Recall Election. Their contrasting juxtaposition is not lost on me. The beginning of Apple’s stream was a love letter to California. It made me proud to call it home.

This week’s gratitude

This week I’m grateful: for the little bit of rain that we had the other day. Though it was very light, it made me happy and hopeful for more. for the friendliness of the oven-repair person. Though he didn’t have the right parts to replace for our oven (and has to come back next week), […]

Error F96

Sometimes, on Friday nights before a long weekend, when you are settling in together to watch new episodes of some of your favorite shows, the occasion calls for freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. And sometimes, with 5-minutes left before the cookies are finished, your oven angrily beeps and flashes F96 at you. It’s those times […]

Why typewriters?

It’s like writing at school: In English class you’d write in your book and you can’t erase what you’ve written. It’s easy in Microsoft Word to be so pedantic and look at a blank screen. With typewriters, there’s more permanent to what you put on paper. Sometimes that leads to more creative outcomes because you […]

All you can do is keep making the work you want to see in the world. Austin Kleon Austin Kleon knows just what to post at exactly the same time I am contemplating something that correlates.

From Anne Helen Peterson’s “The Final Frontier of the Text Inbox“: West Elm will be emailing you once a day about the last day of its Summer Clearance until you die. Even after you die, maybe even after West Elm dies, the emails will still hit your inbox, like boats against the current, borne back […]