A part of me is trying to get this going, a part of me has a slow work day, a part of me wonders if I shouldn’t just use this as my only site (à la Daring Fireball, one of the OG inspirations for this blog…​though this is completely different, in the end). Oh! And this didn’t make it into yesterday’s WWRR but this was cool. Anyway.

Some minor updates:

  1. If you haven’t heard, I started a journal called Response, which you can learn more about and purchase here. We are at work on issue 02 presently (why I use "we" I don’t know; I have guest editors but they’re chilling for the time being).

  2. A and I are back safely in MA after a visit to MO and it was lovely to be there and it is also lovely to be here. Quarantining is fine.

  3. I finally got my shit together and put some of my Atom hacks into a GitHub repo. If you use Atom, or want to use Atom, to write or edit prose or other text, I think they’re pretty darn helpful.

    • If you have no idea what I’m talking about, see here for a(n old) write-up. If you want to play, I’m thinking about writing a book about it, and would love to get some feedback. If so, DM me.

  4. Oh, and I don’t know if I mentioned that I got a short short into Sinking City. I’ve been into the short short thing, lately, which is kind of funny, because when we were doing them in a workshop once, I thought the whole exercise rather silly. Or maybe that’s because the book we were working from was like 25 years old and didn’t age the best.

I’ve got a bunch of shit out but that’s not so important. I’m going to be receiving an ARC of A Room in Dodge City: Volume 2 by David Leo Rice and I’m real fucking excited about it (I’m trying to talk him into an interview, we’ll see).

IDEA: I should add interviews to this site. I mean, I’m going to try and get the proposed interview with David published in a venue that is actually read by someone other than my mother, but still.

Anyway, I should go read Archaeology of Knowledge for tonight’s reading group. I cancelled last week due to busy things so it’d be a shame if I didn’t do the reading by now. Also in the hopper:

  • Counternarratives by John Keene, which is wonderful, but (for me) at times slow-going. This is my second attempt at doing this one cover-to-cover.

  • Emma by Jane Austin, which is my bedtime audiobook; so lovely!

  • …​Hemingway? Yes, Hemingway. Long story for another time. I probably will read a few other things before I get to Papa in any serious way, but it’s interesting to have him back on my list after, what, a decade?