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All Of The Old Posts

May 9, 2018

Last Month in Four Stumbling Blocks

A trip to Nashville, a post about dudes and music lists, Record Store Day, and trying to get my kids to understand good pop music.

May 1, 2018

The Best Worst Dog

A bit of a eulogy for a dog that I fought with, got angry at, and constantly struggled against — and in the end I’m still super sad and at a bit of a loss.

April 20, 2018

The Dudes In My Music Lists

On addressing the lack of diversity in my music lists, your music lists, and most music lists made by middle-aged men who grew up on punk rock and metal.

April 6, 2018

A Boing, Some Gulls, A Screech

Some first sounds, some old songs, some gulls to start it all out: one more monthly playlist, even if it’s just to get a chance to listen to more Laura Jane Grace.

April 3, 2018

Outside Hotel Windows

There’s always a lamp, a chair, a set of drawers. And there’s always windows. What’s outside the windows is the only thing that changes.

March 2, 2018

My Smart Home’s Not That Smart

Our garage door has wifi, three remote features I barely use, and still doesn’t always work the way it’s supposed to. What happens when all of our things are like this?

February 21, 2018

Click, Click, Boom

There are two paths we can take to tackle our seven million daily problems: we can try to tackle them all at once, or we can let a few of them slide, despite that clicking noise you might hear.

February 16, 2018

In Between the Mixtapes

Five paragraphs about my new writing habit, and how there’s more to this life than writing about your first Def Leppard concert, apparently.

February 5, 2018

On Making Mixtapes

In which the author talks for (probably) too long about mixtapes, and then introduces the first of a monthly series of Spotify playlists that the aforementioned author keeps calling “mixtapes.”