Notes on Leaving

In the middle of the night in March of 2021, someone was banging on my door in a dream. I opened my eyes. The sounds were real. I could hear the burglar break the window of my bathroom and make their way into my apartment. I sat up in bed and called out, telling them…… Continue reading Notes on Leaving

Shelter in Playlist: “Lessons From My Mistakes… but I Lost Your Number”

This summer and fall, I’m going to make playlists and write about them. This is the fourth entry in a series called “Chaos.” If you’d like to read from the beginning of the playlist, start here. Hope you enjoy. “Learning From My Mistakes…but I Lost Your Number,” by Liv.e People often use the word “despair”…… Continue reading Shelter in Playlist: “Lessons From My Mistakes… but I Lost Your Number”

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Shelter in Playlist: “Dang!”

This summer and fall, I’m going to make playlists and write about them. This is the fourth entry in a series called “Chaos.” If you’d like to read from the beginning of the playlist, start here. Hope you enjoy. Note: If you are easily offended by sexually explicit lyrics, use discretion when listening to “Dang!.”…… Continue reading Shelter in Playlist: “Dang!”

Shelter in Playlist: “Marie”

This summer, I’m going to make playlists and write about them. This is the third entry in a series called “Chaos.” If you’d like to read from the beginning of the playlist, start here. Hope you enjoy. “Marie,” Randy Newman When you hear the name Randy Newman, you probably think of a toy cowboy with…… Continue reading Shelter in Playlist: “Marie”

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Shelter in Playlist: “Never Learn Not to Love”

This summer, I’m going to make playlists and write about them. The first playlist was called, “Lovestuck.” This one’s called “Chaos.” If you’d like to read from the beginning of the playlist series, start here. Hope you enjoy. “Never Learn Not to Love,” The Beach Boys “Lovestuck” was an exploration of the interior: the inside…… Continue reading Shelter in Playlist: “Never Learn Not to Love”

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The Kansas Diaries

One day, I came across a singular, thoughtful voice with a heavy Australian accent, narrating everything she saw as she walked down the street, the sound of evening insects and sprinklers behind her. I was struck by the quiet sincerity of the tone in this portrait of a small town, the complete lack of plot.…… Continue reading The Kansas Diaries