I had some emergency oral surgery a few days ago and now my mouth feels like a foreign place. I’ve been on alternating waves of painkillers, anti-inflammatory pills, antibiotics, and plain old mouthwash. Root extractions are a harrowing experience full of important lessons that everyone should learn. Let’s recap:
These class-assigned articles for reading are sometimes pretty great. This one is one of those articles but instead of making me go whoa the internet It makes me realize I’ve spent more of my life on an internet devoid of social media than my peers. ‘Peers’ being a generous way of making implicit that everywhere… Continue reading Dark Social
I’ve been drinking. Let’s talk about inspiration.
Talking comes first. As little dumb baby idiot things we learn how to use these symbolic representations of information with our gross, wet word holes. Mostly so we can fill them with food or small choking hazards but sometimes to express thoughts and opinions on matters great and small. Somewhere between learning to make noise… Continue reading Voice
Making something up is really, really easy. Telling a story is really, really hard. “Why must it be so?!” You interrobang-cry at the internet with both fists shaking angrily at your indifferent ceiling. Well, I don’t know you but I’m willing to bet it’s that you aren’t telling your story.
Being a productive person reminds me of the years I spent smoking. Growing the habit from stolen moments here and there to making excuses to run off whenever I could and light one up. Do you smoke? Probably not. Good. Congratulations, even. You’re making a subtle difference in the overall health of the world! Oh,… Continue reading Smoking: Wizened Teacher