In having an actual commute again, I’m listening to more music than I’ve done in a long time. My general inability to read or write while listening to music is something I may have mentioned here before, so I tend not to listen to much of anything except while driving or working out and sometimes … More "such is the bread of an everyday life, from morning till noon, to the shadowless night"
Today was the first day of the new semester, the first day of my new year. (I have no truck with January. Mid-winter isn’t a good time for me to start anything.) Maybe it’s because of that newness, the ripple of uncertainty over and under everything–and today was so very much that–but today feels like … More confessional mode: fear
On Thursday morning, I leave for the longest trip I’ve ever taken, one that will land me in Sibiu, Romania (with a 5-hour layover in Munich) for seventeen days, in Pennsylvania for three days, and in various parts of New England, Nova Scotia, and the far reaches of Quebec for thirteen days. With the two … More setting out