On gleaning and "putting food by" + Jean Craighead George, Wendell Berry, and Doodle Dispatches + keep scrolling for Brandon Taylor & The Austen…
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Arkady Martine's "A Memory Called Empire;" communication & culture; and finding the other barbarians + Doodle Dispatches, McMansion Hell, & gothic…
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Graham Greene, the writing process, and what's next for SBB
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Brian Rutenberg, remediating distraction, the benefits of a good night's sleep, and why we need love, art & beauty in addition to good work
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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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on geospatial data & the case for human-sized tech + Jo Petroni inspires, Doodle Dispatches has a birthday, Aella lights up a new thought galaxy, …
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The Odyssey, Aisling Bea, getting out of your head + Doodle Dispatches HAS HER OWN SUBSTACK + other resilient goodness
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how this whole thing got started
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Elizabeth Marro asks, and I answer: travel, heat, playlists, work-noise, spilt nail polish, suitcase detritus, books--especially Douglas Hofstadter--and…
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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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Sharon Hogan; Elizabeth Hardwick vs Robert Lowell; Ernest Hemingway; Muriel Spark; and ex-husbands + a tweet from Lucy Fishwife & a photo from Amsterdam
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The Booker Prize, Penelope Fitzgerald and the perils of being a GOAT
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