I interviewed Sarah Menkedick, writer and founder of Vela Magazine, over on Longreads.
Combined, our imaginations shape and create these places, now more than ever.
Tim Parks in “Reading: The Struggle,” in the New York Review of Books, about finding the time — real solitude, not just breaks in your schedule — for serious reading, especially work of “conceptual delicacy and syntactical complexity” and novels of the past.
Since I was too busy this year reading everyone else’s posts — rather than writing my own — I thought to share some of my favorite reads, publications, and blogs I’ve enjoyed this year.
I guess, deep down, I do enjoy the labyrinthine-ness of the web. I complain about feeling left behind. About not knowing the best ways to do something. But I’ve never really been someone who expects — or wants — to conquer each minute of the day, to be some kind of marvel of productivity.
Sometimes I envision my Twitter feed as rushing water: my presence is a dam, and each tweet is debris making its way downstream. It’s now a challenge to let information simply flow—to let tweets swim by without me seeing or interacting with them.