Journal

Dispatches and speculations from the American roadside.



November 3, 2020

Election

After so many months of isolation, working the polls for seventeen hours reminded me of something important: New Yorkers are beautiful and insane.

November 2, 2020

Gesture

I was mortified by just how childish I’d become, that I would allow any man to crank my lizard-brain into full swing.

November 1, 2020

Hour

The end of Daylight Savings Time is my favorite holiday because it creates more night.

October 31, 2020

Halloween

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

October 30, 2020

Devil

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

Wind

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

October 28, 2020

Mirror

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

October 27, 2020

History

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

October 26, 2020

Court

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

October 25, 2020

Safe

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

October 24, 2020

Up

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

October 23, 2020

Lights

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