Going back through a journal is always a revealing way to revisit a period of your life. I’ve never been a diary kind of person. Even with this blog, I rarely write this kind of post, the ‘what happened to me today,’ type. But looking through this most recently completed journal was very strange. A little sad.
In less than a week, I will fly out of Nashville on my way to Seattle. But before I hit the Emerald City, I'm taking a detour through the Windy City. As you know, Chicago was my previous city, a city that encompasses all that I love about urban living. Getting a chance to return … Continue reading A Return Trip
I'm flu-ish and on medicine and I thought of writing this post while I was unable to sleep last night, so let's hope it manages to stay coherent. If not, enjoy the ride. (Some fitting musical accompaniment for this post.) Ever since I've been on my own, starting with my freshmen year of college, there … Continue reading Thoughts during an illness.
In honor of the publication of Ground Zero, Colin Nolquist phoned his mother for the first time in eight months and had a conversation with her for all of six minutes. The topic of his novel never came up. In the book, Nolquist unravels a sprawling seventeen second moment experienced by roughly 3,000 people in … Continue reading Ground Zero