In which I celebrate the enduring power of the pencil: Because pencils are so straightforward, they’ve long been associated in my mind with the kind of focus that likes to elude me when I am working onscreen. When I need to revise a piece, I still like to print out the current draft and read… Continue reading »
[Hi, readers! As of this month, I’m posting the full text of my newsletters here as well as on Substack. It’s free, and it’s the best way to keep up with me, with posts sent right to your inbox. Sign up now.] Welcome to mid-January, that time of year when fresh resolutions begin to buckle… Continue reading »
Am I leaving Twitter? Not yet. But I’m exploring other places to hang out online. “Musk’s takeover hasn’t driven me off the platform yet. But it has made me think harder about how I use it, and why—questions I’m carrying with me as I line up some possible alternatives. So many alternatives, so little time,… Continue reading »
We moved our youngest kid into his first-year college dorm this past weekend, and I wrote myself a starter survival guide.
“We’re not even halfway through the month yet, but September has been quite a ride so far. Amazingly enough, even in the midst of the fire-ravaged, virus-plagued hellscape of late summer 2020, I have a couple of launches to be happy about, and I am hella grateful.” The new issue of my newsletter is out,… Continue reading »