"so violent a rudeness, untenanted by any tangible form" -- poe
It has been thirty years since I saw my first artifact of internet: some BBS porn printed out dot matrix by my friend Steve. Before that was the first…
The secret to watercolor is negativity and accident -- along with this, luminosity and limitation. I feel like I have never been so bad at anything in…
"Freedom of speech" is a luxury good of the capitalist class -- those who live on the labor of everyone else and by doing this, exist out of reach of…
At the end of the pandemic which wasn't the end, the words hovered above the vellum, lambent and clear. And the deep said of wisdom: it is not here. Job…
an annus horribilis tale
What a beneficial practice called gardening is to one person is a burden called unceasing yardwork to another, so of course the garden overgrew to…
Literature isn't a thing you do for yourself, but you also don't not do it for yourself. Your soul needs saving, too. Writing is not even a thing you do…
found at the bottom of a ballot box
There should be a church of the dialectic in which the only altar is a long dinner table with a lot of chairs, and all that would be worshipped there…
Five years ago I was between my first and second chemotherapy infusions. My friend Laura was about to arrive from Oakland. Together we would see a snake…
My phone was stolen in Rome in December. I hadn't backed it up for years. Then I didn't know what time it was, at least not precisely, or where I was…