It was on a whim that I’d decided to book a flight to this country, not more than 2 hours by plane from where I am at this moment. And where I am at this moment is in a nook somewhere on a quaint island, that often feels like so much other than an island. … Continue reading October 18th: Cambodia, Part 1
And now this: “one of the first things we did when we got to india was to go to a landmark outlet. the biggest one of which, i think, is in express avenue, a large shopping mall situated in the city’s centre. the mall is basically never empty and the bookstore, one of the last … Continue reading Shitty writing: India from a couple of years ago
So much for writing every day? Well, yesterday was good in the sense that I’d gotten a fair amount of work done. I also pushed it at the gym while listening to a session of WTF with Marc Maron. There’s a guy who’s lived and who writes well. Anyway, I have an exam tomorrow and … Continue reading October 17th: I forgot
One thing I’ve noticed is that not writing has lulled my mind into a false sense of the narrative my mind churns out having a security to them. That is, I believe on some level that the insights I have, the kind that everyone else has, will stay relevant to me, on the one hand, … Continue reading October 16th: Da Vinci, La Jetée, and the Human Connection (a host of pretentious things; this is too long a title)
In the Name of the Father is one of the few films for which Daniel Day-Lewis does not have an oscar. it is, however, a film which warrants his having what would have been the second out of four. and this is to say that his performance in this classic drama on the troubles in Northern Ireland is absolutely … Continue reading in the name of the son
I felt, for a time, that I had quite a few things going for me. I did unexpectedly well at some difficult things. And doing so made something go to my head, and this something, probably made of the same stuff as arrogance and pompousness, made it hard for me to do expectedly well at … Continue reading now where?
Saw the Cubs win their first world series in 108 years on Thursday morning. It was so lovely to see people so happy. That kind of fervent sports support, contingent on the place of your birth, is so foreign to me. Just the idea of growing up with the assumption of support, and having that … Continue reading Hit me in the feels