January 2022

January 27, 2022


Sunset: 5:45pm. Grey skies and light flurries with dangerously cold temperatures on the way. Meanwhile at the library, a middle-aged man is braying about spreadsheets.

January 25, 2022

Hiroshima, Mon Amour

Lovers speak in monologue and monotone. They thrash and sulk in shadows. They repeat themselves while gazing into the middle distance of the emotionally detached.

January 23, 2022

Middle Path

Ohio. The snow outside my window is melting as soon as it piles up, and there might be a lesson here.

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

Sunset: 5:34pm. Clear skies with highs in the mid-thirties, and it finally snowed last 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


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.