An update on my art project and the influences behind it

Austinkleon.com is one of my most favorite blogs. Over time, after years of reading his short M-F posts, I think his thoughts on art and making art have kind of seeped into my perspective. One idea that definitely has is “Scenius,” which is a word created by musician and producer Brian Eno. “Scenius” says that… Continue reading An update on my art project and the influences behind it

An excited and discombobulated description of snow days

I would like to make a motion: Instead of asking people “Where are you from?”, we only ask, “What is your personal relationship with snow?” The second question procures the same exact answer as the first, but in a much more interesting way. Well, that's my central theory. Because if someone's explaining to you how… Continue reading An excited and discombobulated description of snow days

Words are weird (aka how to become better at smelling and emotional intelligence)

My last post was about sentences that made me laugh out loud. This post has to do with a sentence that made me gasp out loud. From What Can Covid-19 Teach Us About the Mysteries of Smell? (The New York Times) How fully did smell disappear? (Smell loss is known as anosmia when it’s complete,… Continue reading Words are weird (aka how to become better at smelling and emotional intelligence)

Sentences that actually made me laugh out loud while reading

Recently I watched a Youtube video of a programmer explaining programming memes (dude, writing that really makes me want to defend myself, but I decline), and this post kind of feels like that. If I just copy and paste the quotes without context, they probably won't be funny. And if I explain them, they probably… Continue reading Sentences that actually made me laugh out loud while reading

My commonplace notebook (aka my idea/self-analyzing tool)

For a long time, my relationship with notebooks wasn't that smooth. It's not that I ever disliked them. On the contrary, I've always been irresistibly drawn to them. There must be kryptonite hidden inside clean, blank pages. An empty notebook just conjures up pure possibility. It could hold the first draft of a story, or… Continue reading My commonplace notebook (aka my idea/self-analyzing tool)

How I fell down a rabbit hole about hackers, and what I learned.

I don't play video games, and therefore have basically no knowledge about them. But when my classmate mentioned she had gotten sucked into a game called Cyberpunk 2077, I actually knew what she was talking about. I had read a profile on the game's creator in The Atlantic's December 2020 issue: "We Are Living in… Continue reading How I fell down a rabbit hole about hackers, and what I learned.