I’ve been accused of not sharing enough—or at all—on Tumblr.
Let me tell you, I’m currently subjecting myself to the process of sorting files on (off?) my phone, and it’s turning out to be less of a chore than I expected, perhaps even rewarding. Have you noticed how your phone serves an extension of your memory, knowledge, and even stream of consciousness?
My favorite things I’ve come across thus far are the audio clips. Random sounds from various places from the past year and a half—house hunting in Atlanta, musicians in a cafe in Red Hook, NY, endless rains during the monsoon, and so forth.
Just for kicks, I’ve decided to record and share daily sound bites, from now (or since December 1) until whenever, with no rules or edits, just offloading what’s on my phone. It’s a tiny experiment of sorts, and looks like this ol’ Tumblr is a good place to collect whatever turns up.
December 1 takes us inside a downtown-bound A train in New York City.
I love this stateside trip. People watching on the train, I’m continuously surprised at how different everyone is, seeming more diverse than I remember them being a couple of years ago and certainly more diverse than upon my first arrival in the States a decade or so before that.
Related to diversity, here’s a nice read on how the structure of the American family has evolved to be increasingly diverse and complex.
Meta thing of the day.
I made this for Dave
Hat tip to JDS for linking me. Unreal.
This here is my new favorite thing.
— Found a copy of Jamaica Kincaid’s A Small Place in a coffee shop. Had to borrow it.