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Jul
11
Behold Jesus of Bennington

Behold Jesus of Bennington

Letter No. 89: Includes a bit of art criticism, an appearance by Jehovah's Witnesses, and Augustine of Hippo.
4 min read
Jul
05
Book report for June 2024

Book report for June 2024

Letter No. 88: Includes long walks, pinot noir, spying, and lots of creative process.
2 min read
Jul
03
On the edge of the ledge

On the edge of the ledge

Letter No. 87: I am not comfortable as a political polemicist. The essays of TJM spring from whatever has been on my mind. But events of the last few days have crowded everything else out of my mind. This is my attempt to make some sense of it all. Bear with me. Thank you.
11 min read
Jun
17
What about now? Is now good for  you? My [now] or your [now]?

What about now? Is now good for you? My [now] or your [now]?

Letter No. 86: Includes old trees, old rocks, old surf, and an imperfect typographical solution.
6 min read
Jun
02
Book report for May 2024

Book report for May 2024

Letter No. 85: Includes a shocking development, early Steinbeck, and Pluto. The most startling thing about Dr Essai’s reading
2 min read
May
31
Does the eye take in more than we think? Or, maybe luck isn’t blind

Does the eye take in more than we think? Or, maybe luck isn’t blind

Letter No. 84: Includes incongruity, dogs, and rumpled garments. When I was 18 years old, as a graduation gift my
4 min read
May
22
Sometimes you wait for the picture to make itself

Sometimes you wait for the picture to make itself

Letter No. 83: Includes a film crew, wet horses, and three ducks. In the summer of 2008, I was traveling
5 min read
May
09
Book report for April 2024

Book report for April 2024

Letter No. 82: Includes a rock star, puzzling fictional physics, and atomic habits that have nothing to do with physics.
1 min read
May
07
Flowers make yellow look easy

Flowers make yellow look easy

Letter No. 81: Includes gratuitous use of Goethe and probably your first ever encounter with a paragraph that includes mention
2 min read
May
01
Business as usual in the anxiety economy

Business as usual in the anxiety economy

Letter No. 80: Includes dubious use of data (shocking!), corporate cynicism (no!), Crime Crime Grades (sic!), and someone with dirty
6 min read