Hello! Just a quick note: I did a Q&A for Famous Writing Routines on my work as an editor and curator at Longreads, in case anyone’s interested in what I’m up to these days. I’ve contributed to Longreads, one of Automattic’s award-winning publications, since 2014, but shifted focus and nearly 100% of my time toContinue reading “A Recent Interview”
We returned from a near-monthlong holiday in England. We hadn’t visited since Easter 2019, so it’d been a while. There were lots of ups and downs with the four-year-old, but we managed to power through numerous tantrums, and colds, on the trip. We’re back home now — Emilia with conjunctivitis, and me with pneumonia. We’llContinue reading “Kent Winter Adventures”
Exploring the fairy houses of Little Point Richmond in Richmond, CA.
Images from the Central California coast.
So, I joined Substack and published my first newsletter. I don’t have much of a monetization plan — I’m just curious and along for the ride. The theme of the newsletter is inspired by one of my blog posts here from years ago, “26 Hours,” and loosely focused around time. Read the welcome message IContinue reading “Find Me on Substack”
I thought to share quotes from some of the stories and articles I’ve read this week, but they were mostly depressing and/or terrifying (like the Atlantic piece on the election). Instead, I wanted to share a site that I love to explore, especially when the news gets to be too much (which is often). It’sContinue reading “Nick Cave on Shyness”
After a long break, I dove back into editing for Longreads, and this morning published journalist Gabriel Thompson’s story on San Francisco Immigration Court, where he spent time last winter observing hearings and interviewing judges, attorneys, and immigrants. Of all the things I do at Automattic, getting to immerse myself in pieces like this isContinue reading “Inside the Chaos of the Immigration Court System in the U.S.”
My friend Angel and her husband Mitya have an outdoor advertising company in Brooklyn called Overall Murals. With their backgrounds in art and advertising, over the past 10 years they’ve built this business from a small hand-painted sign shop to a multi-team, bicoastal company, transforming bare walls into large-scale custom murals. It’s been awesome toContinue reading “Do the Right Thing”
As mentioned in one of my posts last month, I’ve been thinking about time a lot lately. As we head deep into summer, I’ve been measuring time with the vegetables growing in our raised beds. I love watching our garden transform — it brings me a little bit of joy each day even when everythingContinue reading “As the Garden Grows”
I keep thinking about a recent essay in Popula by Danuta Hinc, “Beneath the Black Rocks,” where she writes about her mother’s death — and how she just left. I think of the underground mountain, how it expands towards the center of the earth, how it pushes deep into the waves towards the horizon, andContinue reading “iGoodbye”