Posts about 'Writings Elsewhere'

Jason’s summer reading recommendations

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

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:

Daniel Suarez: Daemon and Freedom TM are a two-part story. Kill Decision was just released last week, and I devoured it over the course of about 18 hours last weekend. The lawn suffered.

William Hertling: Avogadro Corp and A.I. Apocalypse are individual stories in the same universe. What would happen if Google became Skynet?

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.

Happy reading!

Feminism essay

Friday, May 11th, 2012

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.”

Don’t resent the current moment.

Saturday, March 24th, 2012

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.

Go read the whole thing.

A love letter to a great album

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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.

Induction cooking essay up.

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

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.

Don’t Betray Yourself

Friday, January 27th, 2012

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!

My Going Green Opus

Friday, January 13th, 2012

My newest piece is up at 39Essays. This week: Going green is not that frickin’ hard.

This is one of the longest single pieces I’ve ever written. I’m working on improving at this whole writer thing.

Let me know what you think!

39 Essays launches

Friday, January 6th, 2012

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.

My Niagara Falls Photos

Friday, September 29th, 2006

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!

Writings elsewhere – 3/25/2006

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

I’m starting to write more pieces on other sites, and I’ve realized I’ve never been very good about linking to them from here. So, I’m going to check in regularly with links to other pieces I’ve written or blogged.

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