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…
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…

March 2021

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…

January 2021

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…

December 2020

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…

July 2020

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…

October 2016

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…