Compasses on Crissy Field (at Presidio)
Looks like I’m headed to Singapore for a couple of weeks to teach. Fingers crossed on Shanghai right afterwards. In September, M and I are headed to France—Toulouse to Paris.
My brother and I before his law school graduation. Proud he made it through. He’s on his way to Washington DC to intern in the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
First Giants game of the season…painful…
Vol. 13, No. 1
If you’ve ever spent time in a house heated by a wood-burning stove, you know that you structure your day around the “the acquisition, management, and burning of firewood.” The desire to be warm is so basic, the need for firewood so endless, one might, given the right circumstances, become obsessed with these activities. In “Firewood,” J. Robert Lennon takes it further. An unruly woodpile and a deteriorating marriage propel a swift and thorough psychological delusion, aided by grief, pot, and vodka.
I recently watched Shut Up and Play The Hits, which brought back all the waves of emotion from LCD Soundsystem’s final concert just over two years ago. In honor of that seminal moment in modern indie rock history, here’s 10 covers of LCD’s greatest tune (and best song of the 2000s) …
This week I turned in the final draft of my book to my publisher. If you know me, or have happened to run into me at CVS on a Tuesday evening with a distant and vaguely stern look on my face, you know that this has been a long time coming. While I generally try to avoid…
- You are always thinking of insane jobs for yourself that you never follow through on.
- Conversations with other people repeat in your head for days after you have them.
- Conversations with other people repeat in your head for days before you have them.
- Conversations with other people…
Another year…We closed on the 1BR on Geary Blvd., which means we’re moving out of the Inner Sunset before the month is out—exciting and scary at the same time. In the past year I’ve written a novel and a couple of short stories, and this year I should probably try to make them good. I also stopped shaving two weeks ago, and for the first time in my life I have the semblance of a beard. M is undecided about the last development.
I don’t miss my 20s. I’m glad I’m in my early-mid-30s.
Happy Marvin Gaye Day! Good day to listen to the entirety of “What’s Going On”—only takes about 42 minutes.
Marvin Gaye - What’s Happening Brother (by Boblet233)
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It’s Opening Day!
AT&T Park, 7/12
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It’s Opening Day!