“I felt the relief of being known”

I’ve been reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore for a work book club. It’s the first novel I’ve read in a while that showed people like me. It’s based at a bookstore in San Francisco and involves programmers, VCs, graphic designers, website managers, and the future of human immortality. A few weeks before starting Mr. Penumbra’s I was thinking […]

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Why Matthew and I talk every night

Sometimes when you’re hiking alone in the Sierras, you’re carrying a lot. Every night you set down the same pack, and you hear the clink of mason jars of peaches, the squish of your sleeping bag, the crunch of yesterday’s trash you had to pack back out because there was no garbage can near you. You can go for days hiking alone, and the sights […]

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CAPSLOCK

There aren’t many people who can speak in capslock, but still more rare is the ability to speak in the tumblr dialect. Unlike Facebook, where it is rude to write in all caps, or Twitter, where only malcontents like Drudge make caps a signifier of their tweets, it is totally socially acceptable on tumblr to […]

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