Job Security

Edward Hopper New York Office painting
Edward Hopper “New York Office”

At the holiday party, a coworker came up to me on the dance floor.

“Isn’t this so much better than contracting?”  Continue reading “Job Security”

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Revisiting some General Resolves à la Jimmy Gatsby

A painting of a woman reading by Henri Matisse in
Woman Reading, Henri Matisse     Oil on Canvas    1894

Back in 2013 I revisited The Great Gatsby for the first time since sophomore year of high school.

The point was to tell the handful of people who read this blog that at twenty-seven, I now had a better grasp of the novel than I did at fifteen. Continue reading “Revisiting some General Resolves à la Jimmy Gatsby”

Two great books for when you’re feeling down and useless

Memoir on dying by Dr. Paul Kalanithi. Last night, in a bout of writer’s block/what am I doing with my life despair, (after spending the evening complaining to Tom about not writing and then watching two hours of Sci-Fi TV (“The Expanse”), I logged onto the New York Public Library website and downloaded two books to my Kindle: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi and What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami.
Continue reading “Two great books for when you’re feeling down and useless”