Scratch Pad
3 December 2023 | 7:57 am

I do this manually at the end of each week: collating (and sometimes lightly editing) most of the recent little comments I’ve made on social media, which I think of as my public scratch pad. Some end up on earlier, sometimes in expanded form. These days I mostly hang out on Mastodon (at, […]

An Account
1 December 2023 | 1:46 pm

I dug Lauren Oyler’s novel Fake Accounts. She has a keen sense of the micro-interactions between people, as well as those between people and technology, and especially those between people when technology is what is between them. I’ve been joking with friends that it reads like Bridget Jones’s Diary as if recast so as to […]

Disquiet Junto Project 0622: Know the Shadow
30 November 2023 | 8:10 am

Each Thursday in the Disquiet Junto music community, a new compositional challenge is set before the group’s members, who then have just under five days to upload a track in response to the assignment. Membership in the Junto is open: just join and participate. (A SoundCloud account is helpful but not required.) There’s no pressure […]

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