On the metro, me and you. Two eggs in a traincar carton. I read my book, you watch your video. You lean over, still watching. I lean over, still reading. We meet halfway, and connect with a temple kiss. ◊
Lizzo's new song "Juice". Bump it at max level. The stories of promising millennials (who are probably psychopaths) disgraced by committing fraud à la Billy McFarland and Elizabeth Holmes. OK—they aren't my favorites per se, but the level of deception and delusion followed by a deservedly swift downfall makes for a stunning, whirlwind plot. I … Continue reading January 2019 Favorites
I met him in a Rite Aid parking lot in Durango, Colorado. He was wearing a purple shirt with the small insignia of “Kansas State” in the middle of the chest right below the buttons. He had a round, white wrinkled face and a balding blonde head. He hunted bullfrogs for fun. His name was … Continue reading Kenny
Free Solo. Alex Honnold's free solo ascent of El Capitan is one of the greatest athletic accomplishments in human history. This New York Times opinion piece sums it up pretty well. Below Deck, a reality TV show on Bravo (so u kno it's juicy) about the crew that works on super yachts. Season 3 is … Continue reading November 2018 Favorites
What of those things that move me? Like the defiant panache of Hamilton A precocious intellect, no doubt Brought back to life by that fastidious historian And that fearsomely fantastic composer What of those things that move me? Like direct orders from Anis Mojgani To shake the dust and Rock the fuck out What of … Continue reading What of those things that move me?
Weddings—my ONLY sibling, my big sister, got married this month! Goats might have made an appearance, now I have a brother, my sister looked F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S, and the unconditional love was felt in everyone's hearts!!! A Star is Born. No words, just me alternating between grinning like an idiot and crying like a baby sitting in … Continue reading October 2018 Favorites
Recently my application to a prestigious scholarship was rejected, which provoked a range of emotions. My initial thoughts and feelings? Hurt. Disappointed. Might brb and silently cry in the bathroom. Then, bitterness and despair. Why was I audacious enough to believe I had a chance? Then, bored of self-pity fairly quickly, I became indignant. They … Continue reading On Rejection
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail By Cheryl Strayed 311 pages, Vintage Books, New York, 2013 The idea of a woman taking off on a solo hike on the formidable Pacific Crest Trail was enough of a premise for me to want to read Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Wild is as … Continue reading A long, cathartic walk through the wilderness