October 2020

October 31, 2020


America hit nearly 100,000 new infections yesterday. Britain declared another lockdown tonight, joining Germany and France.

October 30, 2020


My first understanding of how media hysteria works, the way it creates a dark scoreboard with a record begging to be broken.

October 29, 2020


“Sometimes I think they are graceful like ballerinas,” he said as we drove. “Other times, I think they are wicked.”

October 29, 2020

Light the Barricades: Reflections from an Exhausted Age

This limited-edition book by Candy Chang and James A. Reeves is the culmination of a series of electrified shrines that spanned four sites across Los Angeles.

October 28, 2020


It looks like half the country is burning and the other half is freezing.

October 27, 2020


It’s an uneasy sensation, knowing something massively historical is one week away.

October 26, 2020


I will channel my anger into becoming a morning person this week.

October 25, 2020


A friend sent me an article about a helmet you can buy that creates its own microclimate of filtered, customized air.

October 24, 2020


Eighty-five thousand new cases reported yesterday, another record smashed in a year with too many records broken.

October 23, 2020


Returning to the city, I felt a familiar drain on my attention as I drove down the FDR to ditch the rental car.

October 22, 2020


We listened to the sea, and it gave us much better information.

October 21, 2020


We admired the smudged headlights of oncoming traffic, the fleeting sense of driving on some other, better planet.