What Happened Is Internet Silence

What Happened Is Internet Silence
Almost one year to the day since my last entry, I was all of a sudden compelled to start blogging again. No word about why there was a whole year’s worth of entries missing. I think I’ve written before about the pressure of writing, that a pressure can prevent writing from getting done. Therefore, in lieu ...

Two years of happily ever after

Two years of happily ever after
On this day in June, 2011, I had the good fortune to marry the ever-amazing love of my life. And I am all the happier because of it.

Lost things mixed tape, side b

Lost things mixed tape, side b
I’m losing my mind. I wake up tired even though I’ve slept for eight hours. I have trouble focusing. Depression? Allergies? Too much TV? Either way, I’ve done it again: I left my lunch on the train. A lunch is replaceable (hey look, I found another lunch lying here in the hands of the employee ...

A week of failures (5/24)

A week of failures (5/24)
Perhaps it’s spring, or maybe just that I’m a little bit of the nutty professor type. Am I in too much of a hurry, too stressed? Not getting enough sleep? Whatever the reason, this week has been a series of failures, culminating today in leaving my lunch on the train… or so I thought. It ...

Lost in the ether

Lost in the ether
Two weeks ago, I lost my coat. The event, arriving as it did amid various other stressors, was at once frustrating and galvanizing: Though I was angry—at myself, at the experience—I sat down that night and wrote a post about it. But where is that post? It hasn’t appeared, you say, and in fact the ...

Sanders is done molting

Sanders is done molting
Our hermit crab Sanders has finally emerged from his long slumber. He’s a new crab, literally, having molted and formed a new exoskeleton. It’s a cool process in a theory, and a very boring theory in practice: we had literally weeks of a pile of sand instead of a pet. Anyway, it’s late, and I’m ...

I swear I’ve missed you

It’s been a long second half of April, as can perhaps be supposed from the lack of activity around here. With my wife and roommate approaching finals week, the days have been filled with activity and, often, with stress. Still, I haven’t forgotten you, dear reader. (Aside: I do love the phrase “dear reader.” In ...

…with some fava beans and a nice chianti

…with some fava beans and a nice chianti
Very few times have I completely failed at cooking. There were the the corn tamales that oozed out into the double boiler water, causing an immediate explosion of steaming mush that coating all the burners in a watery, gritty corn paste. (You can imagine the clean-up fun.) Then there were the from-scratch hashbrowns that were ...

It’s cold

I used to be good at keeping warm. I’d wear shorts and a t-shirt to school—even though I lived in one of the coldest places in the continental forty-eight. My hometown of West Yellowstone, Montana, gets feet upon feet of snow, with freezing wintry weather possible even in July and August (It even snowed on ...

Hey, old friend, what d’ya say, old friend?

Last night/this morning, I hung out with my best friends from high school. Amazing. It’s awesome how some friends you can connect with immediately after years, even if you’ve barely kept in touch. The old jokes, the old scenes we reminisced about. It’s a good example of how a genuine connection between two people (in ...