Friday, December 12, 2014

End-of-the-Year Roundup

This year I overheard photographers and essayists holding forth at a bar, wondered about the paradox of memory (under Try It > Write Your Story), thought some more about some of my Origin Stories, visited an abandoned motel that wasn't, had fun annotating an excerpt from AC/DC's Highway To Hell, wrote a piece for the National Recording Preservation Board of the Library of Congress about "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," listened to and considered how music scores our past, reflected on the worthwhile difficulties in teaching Lauren Slater, gathered some of my photos and thoughts (plus audio) about abandoned buildings in New York City and Chicago, and propped up Charles Lamb and Lester Bangs on New Year's Eve.

Thanks to everyone who read and to the editors who gave these essays their homes. See you in 2015.


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