Graham Greene, the writing process, and what's next for SBB
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It's been 2 years since I started this Substack and the weekly practice has brought some of the deepest truths home. Plus, a poem by Stephen Dunn, a…
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how this whole thing got started
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Emily Ratajkowski, Michael Crichton, Scott Alexander, writing about yourself, and fun gift ideas for things you can't get on Amazon
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Muriel Spark's "A Far Cry from Kensington," the pitfalls of competency, PowerPoint, Slack, Word & other terrors, the loyalty of friends and colleagues…
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Nick Hornby's "High Fidelity," boys and boyishness, Brianna Joy Gray, finding our people, and why we should stop shaming men so much + Doodle Dispatches…
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Penelope Fitzgerald's "Human Voices" and the importance of independent journalism
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The Booker Prize, Penelope Fitzgerald and the perils of being a GOAT
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Tim Winton's "The Riders" and a postcard from the city of canals, 'coffee houses,' stroopwafel, and the three saltires of St. Andrews
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church camp in the Rockies, rock music, prayer group, passion and purity, and climbing up a fire escape at midnight in the rain
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on Tucson; traveling as shapeshifting; nuclear bunkers and anthropomorphic cacti; mapmaking; border crossings + Doodle Dispatches
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Jakob Guanzon's "Abundance," Chairman Sanders' social safety net, the power and limits of connection, the waste of guilt self-abnegation, and why love…
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