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Proust on seeing ourselves in books

This quote re-surfaced on facebook’s “on this day” a while ago, and I thought I should note it down here so it can have a permanent place in my learning library. Hopefully…

writing as a practice

For most of my life, I depended on my feelings to do things. Writing was one of them. I could write regularly because I loved it and I actively wanted to write….

Ian Leslie’s notes on “Get Back”

I read this monstrous 7500+ word substack newsletter in multiple sittings, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved the observation at the end that sums it all up: A good song or album…

when someone blogs about your writing

Yesterday I exchanged a couple of emails with Ray from blogroll.org (which is an excellent resource for discovering blogs) and he alerted me to a blog post written about me. I spent…

the isolating experience of my migraines

Migraines are a strange illness. People who have not had it before think it is “just a headache”. If you can move around and accomplish more than half of your usual activities,…

in case I lose my capacity to write

working on a list of posts I want to write in case I lose my capacity to write anytime soon. we wouldn’t know how much time we have left, so why not…

@colly on his stream

Came across this post by Simon Collison (@colly) on his stream, which I obviously resonate a lot: And so, I was increasingly aware that I was letting many interesting or essential thoughts…