New songs, same loop

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Annual Soundtracks


This series might be the longest-running commitment in my life right now. Ha. That’s probably because it doesn’t feel like a chore or an obligation, just something that comes into being over time. It’s funny: there are only three playlists so far, but they span three years, which is too Read more…

Relationships as work

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the spaces that people occupy in each other’s lives. Relationships are hard work. This is true in that the most enduring ties are built on daily decisions to maintain them. The metaphor shouldn’t stretch to the point of relationships being toil, the work Read more…

status 03 march 2020

Today is the killer week for the term. Internship and TA duties, 3 report deadlines and a final presentation, two interviews, and who knows what else will crop up. I just need to get out of this alive, and hopefully with enough to replenish my savings. It occurs to me Read more…

Redefining media dynamics in the age of social media*

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Consider Social Media


In the days leading up to Brexit Day, Boris Johnson broke “with long-standing tradition” and chose to keep broadcasters from recording his message. Instead, as Jon Williams from Ireland’s national broadcasting service observed above, the PM used social media as his primary channel for sending the message out. Now, Johnson hasn’t had Read more…

The Plant Playthrough

Fiasco, that tabletop game that plays more like a collaborative improvisational storytelling exercise than anything, has always been one of my favorite games. The company that publishes it, Bully Pulpit Games, carries a range of similarly story-driven titles, and it just so happens that some of these miraculously fulfill two Read more…