Posts about 'Writings Elsewhere'
For my fiction reading this summer, I’ve been focusing mostly on near-future science fiction, especially stories that explore the logical conclusions to current trends. Here are two writers you should be reading:
If you’re more interested in non-fiction, Ray Kurzweil‘s The Singularity is Near is a utopian look at the future, while Joel Garreau‘s Radical Evolution is much more balanced and a lot less cult-like.
I just published my newest essay about feminism and daughters.
It’s pretty obvious that I’m not going to hit the initial target of getting 39 of these out this year, but I’m still going to keep writing them. We’ll see if I can speed up the process a little bit, though.
For now, I’ll just quote the great Douglas Adams: “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
I have a new piece up on 39 Essays: Don’t resent the current moment.
Here’s the lede:
Early 2008. Sadie was a toddler. Lucy was a month away from entering the world. My employer was cratering and my wife was planning her father’s funeral. I was getting on a plane headed to Tampa to be best man in my brother’s wedding. My head was in a weird place.
As I was getting out of my car at Logan, I turned on an audio book to keep me company through the trip. That book was The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle. And, over the course of that very strange weekend, that book changed my life. Here’s what I’ve learned, and what I’ve tried to live by ever since.
My latest essay is up over at 39Essays. This week’s exercise was to write about music, something which is a little harder than I expected it to be.
I wrote about Alabama 3’s excellent Exile on Coldharbour Lane album. Check it out, and let me know what you think.
I just posted this week’s essay up at 39 Essays.
It’s a fairly short piece about the joys of induction cooking. If you’re at all a food or cooking geek, you should check it out.
I have a new piece out over at 39 Essays: Don’t Betray Yourself.
This is a much faster read than the last one. Give it a click!
I just launched my first site of the year, one that I’ve been thinking about for quite a while: 39 Essays. It’s going to be a series of essays where I try to figure out the meaning of life. It’s like your very own mid-life crisis, in handy digital form!
Read all about it in my first post, Introduction and Throat Clearing.
I’ve received some nice comments on my little elephant photos site, so I’ve decided to whip up a couple of more microsites to feature my photography. Today, I’ll point you over to my Niagara Falls photos I took on my honeymoon in 2004.
I put my best seven (out of 50 or so) up there, including a couple of nice ones with rainbows. Check them out, and let me know what you think!