reading watching listening

Why Art? – Eleanor Davis
Map of My Heart – John Porcellino
Your Illustrated Guide To Becoming One With The Universe – Yumi Sakugawa
She’s Not Into Poetry – Tom Hart
Proof I Exist #27 – Billy
Last Night at the Casino #13 Billy
Rumpy Pumpy #6 – Milo Miller
Awesome Things #2 – Liz Mason
Peer – Kevin Budnik
Comix Skool USA #4, #10 – Kevin Huizenga
The Closet is on Fire – Ainsley Meyer
Ilse Content #14 – Alexis Wolf
Monster Portraits – Del Samatar and Sofia Samatar
Language Barrier – Hannah K. Lee
This is Your Brain on Anxiety: What Happens and What Helps – Faith G. Harper
A Wrinkle in Time, the graphic novel Madeline L’Engle and Hope Larson
To Be Whole Is To Be Part Tomas Moniz
Rav 1st Collection – Mickey Zacchilli
RASL – Jeff Smith
Warlight – Michael Ondaatje

Trails to Tsukiji
Lunch On!
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10
Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour – Kerthy Fix
The Uncorker of Bottles at Filament Theatre
Chicago Red Stars

Dopesmoker – Sleep
The Man Who Sold the World, Hunky Dory, Aladdin Sane, Pin Ups, Diamond Dogs, Young Americans, Heroes, Lodger, Scary Monsters, The Next Day – David Bowie
Floating Features – La Luz
Lawrence of Newark – Larry Young
Afro Harping – Dorothy Ashby
I Care Because You Do… – Aphex Twin
Godbear – Charlemagne Palestine


reading watching listening

Tongues #1 – Anders Nilsen
Amatka – Karin Tidbeck
Life on Mars – Tracy K. Smith
Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
It’s Alright: A Truckface Anthology Volume 2 – LB Briggs
Recombo DNA: The Story of Devo, Or How the ’60s Became the ’80s – Kevin C. Smith
No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring Lulling & Making Mock – Marina Warner
Portraits – John Berger on Artists – John Berger
Blood Struggle – The Rise of Modern Indian Nations – Charles F. Wilkinson
The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry – Wendell Berry

RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 3
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Mildred Pierce – Todd Haynes
Trixie and Katya Show
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown – Alex Gibney
We Will Rock You – Queen / Ben Elton Performed by Taft High School.
Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky – Laura Dunn

For Your Pleasure, Stranded, and Siren – Roxy Music
Doublenickels on the Dime – The Minutemen
Crisis – Ornette Coleman
French Vanilla – French Vanilla
All Nerve – The Breeders
Feedback Works 1969-1970 – Eliane Radigue
Live at Hungry Brain – Akira Sakata and Chikamorachi
At the Helm – East New York Ensemble de Music
Death Rattle – James Plotkin and Paal Nilssen Love
Ears Are Filled With Wonder – Peter Brotzmann and Heather Leigh
Black Eyes and Cough – Black Eyes
Moosebumps: an exploration into modern day horripilation – Dr. Octagon
Ophelia and Newmud – Akiko Kiyama
Whities 010 – Coby Sey

you are coming going

Heeeeeyyyyy. I made a new zine. That’s two within the span of two years. I am burning it up! This is the first non-Flotation Device zine I’ve made in a long time. As far as solo efforts go. I think the last one was when I was in library school and made a zine for a project. That was probably around 2005 or 2006. I went back and forth about publishing this as Flotation Device 15. But I finally decided that it would be best to be its own thing. It felt sufficiently distinct.

The jist of it is that I use a format of you are… to quickly write down any thoughts, or phrases, or sentences, or events, that I think, come across, or experience. They don’t really fit anywhere else, but they add up to kind of a slow motion diary / journal thing. And it is a manageable way to collect the small things.

If you are interested you can get a copy over at thee ye olde etsee storee. Or just get in touch somehow.

what we did and how we did it 2018 first third


Weekly therapy sessions.
PTO coffee with the principal. 1/10
Lunch with Sara. 1/12
Psychiatrist. 1/17
PTO Meeting. 1/17
Baby shower for Andrea and Ben. 1/27


Drinks with John. 2/1
Weekly swimming lessons on Sundays.
Weekly therapy sessions.
PTO meeting. 2/7
All day Paczki brunch at our house. 2/10
PTO coffee with the principal. 2/12
Psychiatrist. 2/14
M playdate with A. 2/18
H birthday trip to Savannah. 2/22-2/25
PTO meeting 2/28


Weekly therapy sessions
Weekly swimming lessons on Sundays.
Library Experimental 3/3
Birthday party at the Richards Smiths 3/4
PTO coffee with the principal 3/13
Psychiatrist 3/14
John Porcellino at Quimby’s 3/16
Lunch with Lindsey. 3/19
Midwest Archives Conference in Chicago. 3/21-3/24
Tour of the Gerber Hart Library and the Leather Archives. 3/22
Trip to New Jersey. 3/28-3/31
(Franklin Institute, indoor trampoline park, Rita’s, Wawa, etc.)


Weekly swimming lessons on Sundays.
Weekly therapy sessions.
Architect visits our house. 4/3
M skateboard lesson. 4/7
M playdate with L. 4/8
Lunch with Brooke 4/10
PTO meeting. 4/11
M skateboard lesson. 4/14
Library Experimental. 4/14
Lavasseur/Tues at our house. 4/14
Erich’s birthday dinner at Gather. 4/20
Audobon Skatepark with M. 4/21
Red Stars game. 4/21
Jefferson Park Forward family bowling. 4/22
We Will Rock You at Taft. 4/28
Dentist appointment. 4/30