Authorities charged thirteen men with plotting to kidnap the governor of Michigan. Another hurricane is bearing down on the Louisiana coast. It will be the tenth hurricane to make landfall this year, the most ever recorded. Lately I’ve been having a dream about a weatherman grinning in front of a map while talking about a hurricane of bullets.

But I miss driving through this country. I miss the sensation of collapsing into a vinyl booth and listening to her softly recite the items on the Denny’s menu like a koan: “Lumberjack slam, grand slam, triple slam, or maybe the grand slamwich…”

Earth – Omens & Portents I: The Driver

The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull | Southern Lord, 2008 | Bandcamp
Each night in 2020, I wrote a short post for a series called Notes From the End of a World because I wanted to etch these days into my memory. Before the world changed completely.
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