musings etc
Created 09 Jul 2020
  • constellations #59: intuition
    24 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 2
    Hi again. Do you trust your gut? A friend and I were discussing this the other day. I don’t, really, for the record. Though I wish I did! There’s something that feels vaguely feminist to me about bein...
  • constellations #58: feeling ambivalent
    24 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 4 0
    Hi again. (There’s a brief programming note below today’s list, just so you know!) I have been thinking a lot lately about ambivalence. I think it began circulating in my brain a few months ago, when ...
  • constellations #57: perfect song
    17 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi again. Here’s a poem, by Heather Christle. “Perfect Song” I remember walking through the morning after a night of heavy snow and drink with headphones on and they played me the most perfect song: n...
  • constellations #56: and you may ask yourself
    10 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hi again. Here is a list I’ve been keeping of euphonious words whose definitions I keep having to look up, and the articles where I have recently come across them: acuity; anodyne; apotheosis; elegiac...
  • constellations #55: candor
    03 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Hi again. In my senior year of high school, I won an award from the English department. During the award ceremony, my English teacher — a quiet, eccentric, brilliant woman — gave a short speech, durin...
  • constellations #54: submit to art
    27 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    Hi again. (And welcome to all the new people who found me via my ramblings on Jessica Hopper’s emo essay! Cool to have you here.) This past weekend I saw my first live IRL concert in seventeen months....
  • constellations #53: where the girls aren't
    20 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Hi again. When I was in college I took a course called “Studies In Popular Music: History of Rock,” in a room on the top floor of a very old building. This was well before I ever considered that Writi...
  • constellations #52: a year
    13 Jul 2021 • 1 min read • 5 0
    Hi again. This is the fifty-second edition of constellations, which means, if I’m doing my math right, that I’ve been writing this newsletter for a year. I feel so lucky! One year ago I was living in ...
  • constellations #51: a process, delicate, violent
    06 Jul 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Hi again. "An honorable human relationship — that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word 'love',” Adrienne Rich once wrote, “is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to bo...
  • constellations #50: late bloomer
    29 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 5 0
    Hi again. When I was in grad school, it started to feel like the walls were closing in. All my classmates seemed to have very particular post-graduation career goals, and all their dreams made me itch...
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