This is a story about a snake, a snow shovel, and a tropical island. And a hardware store. And the impressibility of others. And bells, lots and lots of bells. The story ends on a Christmas day, but that’s not where it begins.
The bells were displayed at the hardware store next to inflatable Santas, […]
Stranger Than Fiction might be my favorite movie. It is so existentially satisfying to me. It’s funny, it’s profound, it’s inspiring. It contains jokes about dramatic irony and third person omniscient and lines like “I may already be dead, just not typed.” It’s about story and what makes a good one, and raises the question […]
Coffee, school, church, beer, library, George Saunders. Had a tough day at school. Very disheartening in deep and profound ways. Drove by my church to see if my friend was there. Decided against coffee, having had enough today. Decided against beer, it being a little too early for that. Ended up in the library. I […]
The news is unfortunate these days. This has always been a matter of degrees. Years ago, I was searching for a copy of the paper in the recycling bin next to the trash can at a coffee shop. “If you’re looking for something good, you’re not going to find it in there,” was an old […]
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