Heuristics for Living

If you don’t know what a heuristic is, it’s a short cut for a body of experience, a […]

The Joy Protocol

“Optimize for joy” was the advice my friend gave me when I decided to leave the job that […]

Poem for Pixels

Why don’t you call? Instead, I get a spring flurry of notes, electronic molting without the downy warmth […]

The End of the World

I was in line with a woman to buy Christmas dinner. We had both waited a very very […]

The Rape

When I was a kid, and living in Des Moines, the old woman across the street was raped. […]

Hallow'd Eve

Halloween isn’t supposed to be complicated. It isn’t known for family drama. It isn’t known for political reformation […]

Watching dreams

When I was little, I had night terrors. The first dream i can remember was cookie monster swinging […]

The First Door

There was a door at the bottom of the staircase in the first house I can remember living […]

Travel Notes

Japan. Nijo castle. I never saw a place that not only said no photos but no sketching. The […]