escape velocity

Mariah
the pursuit of becoming a free, non-propelled object.
Created 15 Apr 2021
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  • patience: the end of escape velocity
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    “Sunset on the Sea” / John Frederick Kensett / 1872 [Originally posted on 10/27/2021 at birdbyrocket.com] After writing about energy last week, I started thinking about the downsides of having a lot o...
  • energy
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    “Whalers” / JMW Turner / 1845 [Originally posted on 10/22/2021 at birdbyrocket.com] “The main thing you want is a way to set aside your longing and your anxious dreams for yourself and connect with so...
  • music and video
    12 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    [Originally posted on 10/11/2021 at birdbyrocket.com] MUSIC Music has been deeply intertwined with my writing for as long as I can remember. This seems pretty common for writers, who nowadays even go ...
  • typing about typing
    18 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    Last week, I stayed at a beautiful Airbnb with a few friends (and a dog) in the Catskills. From the living and dining rooms, you could stare out big windows and watch the clouds moving over the hills;...
  • writing about (my) writing
    16 Sep 2021 • 11 min read
    I recently turned 28. A few months ago, a friend encouraged me to describe the “phases” of writing that I’ve experienced so far. Since I’ve been trying to write seriously since I was 18, this ten-year...
  • interlude: rescuing dragonflies
    15 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    Recently, my mother, my sister, and I were walking on the beach. We had planned to discuss the usual topics. Suddenly my mother pointed down and said “What is that?—Oh no.” It was a dragonfly, partial...
  • this or that
    08 Aug 2021 • 5 min read
    Beach Scene / ca. 1865 / James Hamilton In a recent conversation with a friend, she explained to me that while she was job hunting, she spent a lot of time speculating about potential workplaces. She ...
  • writing about reading
    21 Jul 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    in which the nightstand pile reaches the edge of the lampshade and can go no higher (Frustrations accompany the choosing of another subjective topic: when will I stop writing about myself? I wish I kn...
  • automation anticipation
    25 Jun 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Here’s something weird I saw on the internet. There’s a new app going viral that allows you to create a 3D cartoon version of any photo you upload. Below are two examples made with images of myself: D...
  • reading about rocks
    09 Jun 2021 • 3 min read
    When you spend most of your weekdays obligated to look at a screen, you have to find things to do when you aren’t working. Having finally kicked the Facebook habit, the Reddit habit, and the Twitter h...
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