January 2022



January 21, 2022

Midwinter Inventory

Ohio. Blank skies, single-digit temperatures, and the sun goes down at 5:38pm. Here in the Middle West, I’m filling the quiet with books and music, absorbed by text and sound in ways I haven’t felt in years

January 18, 2022

Winter Robots

Ohio. Clear skies with highs in the mid-thirties, sunset at 5:34pm, and it finally snowed the other night.

January 16, 2022

Cusp of Things

Ohio. A grey Sunday with the possibility of snow. They’re calling it a “Saskatchewan screamer,” this weather system moving across the Tennessee Valley.

January 15, 2022

We Need New Gods

An old track that I made from a pair of half-speed classical loops, a lot of reverb and crackle, and a touch of Joseph Campbell

January 14, 2022

Tomorrow’s Gods

Ohio. Cloudy skies, no snow, and a high of 43 degrees. There’s an old Roman maxim that fear gave birth to the gods.

January 12, 2022

A Low Rumble

Ohio. There’s a waxing gibbous moon and omicron everywhere. Ronnie Spector died today.

January 11, 2022

Rewind

Ohio. Another frigid and atmospherically pointless day without any snow. My brand new cassette tape arrived.

January 10, 2022

Word Count

Ohio. Wind chills in the single digits and still no snow. If I’m not paying attention, I can push commas around for hours.

January 9, 2022

17 Minutes Remaining

Ohio. The grey skies of January continue, the moon is in its first quarter, and I bought a tiny telephone.

January 8, 2022

Dream Language

Ohio. Temperatures in the thirties and everything is coated grey. I woke up wondering if I would live my life any differently if I measured my age in days or hours instead of years.

January 7, 2022

Collision

Ohio. Sunset at 5:23pm with temperatures deep below freezing. At a meeting in a church basement, I encountered a fine collision of the sacred and profane.

January 6, 2022

Timelines

Ohio. Temps in the teens and a light coating of snow. Time gets funny when you start losing people.