I have always been a lover of books and of thoughtfulness and of things made carefully by hand. I also write for the Live Sincerely Project, a website/community I co-founded that explores what it means to live sincerely. I find that my best friends are the ones who try to answer hypothetical questions. Learn more about me.
Essays! Book reviews! Thinking out loud! I make no promises.
Recognizing a milestone, reflecting on change, letting my history and my gratitude fill me up.
Episode 38: In Which Eli And Christina Discuss Music, Life And Stinky Vans; We Repeatedly Hear Christina Explain That She Doesn’t Know What She Is Doing Most Of The Time; And We Learn What Song Was Once Stuck In Christina’s Head For Ten Years.
The entire book is a personification of that feeling when you think you know someone well and then become aware there was this whole other secret world percolating underneath them all along that you knew nothing of.
I thought I had a knowledge of cancer before this book, but now I understand it more, in all of its feverish complexity and horrifying beauty. This book is elegant, extraordinarily insightful, and important.
“Chet brightened up and hastened back inside the shop. There he purchased, progressively, a handful of chocolate bars, a bottle of lemon soda, half a pound of fig crackers, three oranges, two ice cream cones and a small bottle of pickles. He ate all of these in the course of an hour.”