Journal

Dispatches and speculations from the American roadside.



January 2, 2022

Broken Scales

Ohio. Sunset: 5:19pm. While I wasn’t paying attention, my life became gamified into metrics and streaks.

January 1, 2022

Rainy Day

The first day of the year, and there’s a new supermoon tonight. I tried my best to feel fresh and brand new for these first hours of 2022.

December 30, 2021

2021 Rotation

Putting a record on loop is still the best way for me to nail my memories to some kind of texture and timeline.

December 28, 2021

Holiday Drift

Ohio. Sunset: 5:14pm. These blurry days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve stand outside of time.

December 25, 2021

Midnight Mass

A warm and rainy Christmas in Ohio. Last night we scattered into the dark, where the streets were empty except for drunks and insomniacs, the penitent and devout.

December 22, 2021

Ohio Interlude

Ohio. Sunset: 5:11pm. Yesterday I woke several hours before sunrise, which was out of character for me.

December 17, 2021

Goodbye, New York

I had the freefalling sensation of being ejected from the city, of being spat out of a whirlwind.

December 15, 2021

Endless

Two days left in New York City. These days I spend my time frowning at objects once happily forgotten in the shadows beneath my bed or the back of my closet.

December 13, 2021

Crossroads

Four days left in New York City. Last night I finished Jonathan Franzen’s Crossroads, and even as I turned the final page, I was amazed I was reading it at all.

December 9, 2021

Freewriting

Sunset: 4:27pm. Last night I watched C. paint, and she moved so quick and loose, belonging entirely to the moment as she swirled her ink across a massive canvas.

December 8, 2021

Crosstown

New York City. Sunset: 4:27pm. Cloudy skies and drizzle with temperatures in the thirties. Yesterday a Chinese rover spotted a cube on the moon.

December 3, 2021

Winter Noises

New York City. Sunset: 4:28pm. I encountered an exciting holiday scene this afternoon.