it was right at the start of quarantine when rachel syme, one of my favorite writers, tweeted offhandedly that she takes a bath every day. i can't explain it, but that blew my mind. as someone who had luxuriated in the occasional bath, perhaps two or three times a year, i was…
last year, i contemplated performing this ritual of reflection and introspection. i didn't do it. honoring the passage of time with each new year is an…
there's a young woman in a rural region of the sichuan province of china who lives with her grandmother on a family farm in the mountains. she cooks…
well, so yesterday there was a coup. or maybe there wasn't. whatever you want to call it, trump loyalists stormed the capitol in an effort to disrupt…
everyone is talking about liminal spaces these days. we're in the final throes of a dying year, in the middle of a pandemic that's put so many people's…
i've never been a spiritual person, or a superstitious one, depending on how you see it. i got into astrology in the later half of 2018, when zodiac…
we tend to notice presence and not absence. i thought about that as i went through my twitter follows on friday night. so many people who had been a…
some of you know the reference from the naming of this newsletter, but for anyone who doesn’t, m. mitchell waldrop’s the dream machine is the story of…
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the dream machine