A list of some of the things that have been holding my attention recently.

Inspired somewhat by Derek Sivers’Now page” movement, but much more so by William Schuth’srecently” variation. After all, we can’t really step into the same stream even once.

Updated every few weeks. Sometimes. (2019-10-13)

Reading (a partial tally of what’s by my chair or in my bag)

  • James C Scott, Seeing Like a State
  • Keith Thomas, Religion and the Decline of Magic
  • Richard Hofstadter, Anti-Intellectualism in American Life
  • Tolkien, The Monsters and the Critics, and other essays
  • Pynchon, Vineland
  • (for the poetry I’ve been reading, see this)


  • Hitchcock/Partridge, Planet England
  • Richard Thompson, 13 Rivers
  • Elvis Costello, Look Now, The Delivery Man, and Momofuku
  • Radiohead, MINIDISCS [HACKED]
  • MPR classical and Jazz 88 in the car


  • BoJack Horseman (rewatch, waiting for 6th & last season)
  • The Closer (rewatch)
  • Fleabag (S2)


  • Refamiliarizing myself with html and css; rebuilding all my websites by hand
  • Relearning the words to lots of old songs I wrote 25–30 years ago