Jan 16, 2022

No, this is not a post about Wordle, and yes, this is a post about Wordle. Even before the latest viral word game swept across our social feeds, I was considering writing about my personal turn to constant puzzling in the pandemic (more inspired by the longevity of the previous viral word game that swept across our social feeds, the New York Times/Sam Ezersky’s Spelling Bee, which I am still dutifully shuffling through every day even if Twitter has largely moved on).

Best Things of 2021

Dec 21, 2021

Comparing this year’s recommendations to last year’s, it’s obvious that at least one difference for me between 2021 and 2020 was an ability to engage more significantly with new (to me) books, TV, and movies, including a few actually challenging works, rather than just slapping the same reruns and absolute trash nonsense on the screen to numb out.

2021 Year in Review

Dec 19, 2021

At Work What would a year look like where I actually stopped, slowed down, or otherwise invested myself less in work? That was sort of the running question in the back of my mind throughout 2021.

Adventures in Recreating iTunes c. 2005

May 24, 2021

I was an early adherent/adopter of Spotify - I want to say sometime in 2011, as a student in college, I think pretty much as soon as it was available in the U.


Apr 30, 2021

A week of vacation has knocked loose a few thoughts about what, were I actually given the time, energy, and empty brain space to do something, what would I actually want to do with those blessings.

What is a Blaseball?

Mar 27, 2021

Blaseball is one of those things - like small-plate restaurants or monthly subscription boxes or cryptocurrencies - that really really likes to explain itself. So I’m already slightly annoyed at myself for writing this, since a quick search for “blaseball” (and you truly must include the quotation marks, to have any hope of relevant results) is more likely to give you ten different “what is blaseball” articles than it is to take you the actual Blaseball site.


Feb 27, 2021

When I was about 15 or 16 years old, I vividly remember spending the better part of a winter break from school compiling a monstrous list of every movie I had ever seen.

Best Things of 2020

Dec 28, 2020

My adolescent enthusiasm for awards shows and year-end movie lists has devolved, inexorably, to whatever 2020 is/was. Some things brought me joy - many just passed the time. Rather than a detailed breakdown, here are some recommendations, the best things I watched/read/listened to in this awful year.

2020 Year in Review

Dec 14, 2020

Every year I see Ashley Blewer write her “annual report” and think, that’s a great idea - I, too, often feel burned out from blending endless personal and professional projects and forget to reward myself for the many things I do accomplish!


Nov 9, 2020

Did you know that social media sites like Twitter and Instagram are sometimes called “microblogging” platforms? I like the idea of modularity and microservices and breaking down my life and work and thoughts into digestible pieces as much as the next person.