Noel Gallagher had a habit of writing great songs that most people (at least in the US) never really got a chance to hear. This one's called "I Will Believe." It's not on Definitely Maybe (I listened to that album about 100,000 times) but it's on the recent deluxe release. I love how you can … Continue reading 90s B-Side: I Will Believe
Last night, I bought some Beyond Meat products at the grocery store. They're not cheap, and the whole debate about them being healthy is, to me, rather beside the point. I wanted to see how good Beyond could get pea protein to taste. Four links of Beyond Meat's Beyond Sausage Brat Original (100 grams each, … Continue reading Beyond Brat for Breakfast
About a year ago, I sat down in the chair and got back to writing short fiction. It is hard work. People who think writing is about sitting and waiting for a muse or for some inspiration aren't really thinking about writing. They're thinking about some idealized notion of something. Like anything else, inspiration comes … Continue reading Where to Submit Short Fiction?
Metzger flashed her a big wry couple rows of teeth. "Looks don't mean anything anymore," he said. "I live inside my looks, and I'm never sure. The possibility haunts me." "And how often," Oedipa inquired, now aware it was all words, "has that line of approach worked for you, Baby Igor?" (from The Crying of … Continue reading The Writing on Page 21
So they sat there in the shade where the camp was pitched under some wide-topped acacia trees with a boulder-strewn cliff behind them, and a stretch of grass that ran to the bank of a boulder-filled stream in front with forest beyond it, and drank their just-cool lime drinks and avoided one another's eyes while … Continue reading The Long, Complex Sentences of Ernest Hemingway
Just added to the reading list. "Trick Mirror is an enlightening, unforgettable trip through the river of self-delusion that surges just beneath the surface of our lives. This is a book about the incentives that shape us, and about how hard it is to see ourselves clearly through a culture that revolves around the self. In … Continue reading I’ll Be Your Trick Mirror
Remember kill your tv? I don't know where or when that sentiment, expressed precisely that way, started. It feels like an 80s thing. I (also an 80s thing) still have a TV. But today, I killed my feed. It's not the first time. It might not be the last. I deleted twitter (to the extent … Continue reading Kill your feed