Tag: covid-19

  • Forgive me if I don’t shake your hand (October 28, 2021)

    A surprising Twitter poll leads to a change in long-held assumptions about hand-to-hand contact.

  • I read High-Rise (March 13, 2021)

    A violent fantasy about the misfortunes befalling people stuck in their home apartments for months on end.

  • I replaced my ancient iPhone’s battery (February 27, 2021)

    Quite surprised that Apple even offers this service, and quite pleased at the results.

  • I got a job (January 16, 2021)

    Under cover of my birthday, I indulge in some personal news. Later this month I will join Hydrolix, a tiny startup with a very specific database product, as a full-time technical writer. This fulfills the career pivot I began to ponder 18 months ago, and represents both my first new job as a New Yorker and my first salaried job in over 15 years.

  • Pleasant thoughts about Spider-Man (January 15, 2021)

    I bought some groceries, and I thought about Spider-Man.

  • Filling in the blanks (October 20, 2020)

    Writing, puzzle-solving, and the benefits of daily diversion.

  • Annihilation, an excellent but overlong music video (June 28, 2020)

    I enjoyed this music-video adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer's horror trilogy, though it makes the mistake of stretching itself across a feature film's running length.

  • An Aeropress trick for better coffee (maybe) (June 17, 2020)

    A trick I've taught myself to use the Aeropress espresso maker more effectively. It might even actually work.

  • Taking out the trash (April 28, 2020)

    A possibly naive but still irresistible vision of post-pandemic America.

  • Masks are clothes now, and we should all wear them (April 12, 2020)

    Despite offering minimal protection, masks' role as a unifying social signal has made them a requisite article of clothing during the pandemic.

  • Dispatch from locked-down New York, March 2020 (March 28, 2020)

    Pausing to acknowledge and describe my arguably precarious situation before I go off ranting about the internet again.

  • Friends, we gotta keep walking (March 21, 2020)

    We can still walk for personal exercise and mental tranquility even as our cities gird into full lockdown.