Saturday, September 24, 2011

Gone Fishing

Sunday morning at 7pm we leave town and head up toward Stanley, to Boundary Creek, to launch for a week on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. 7 days of floating and fishing and oaring and fishing and hiking and fishing.

I've never done this trip--never done any river trip of this length, let alone of this remoteness. And it'd be a gross understatement to say I'm excited.

Full report to come when I return. Have a lovely week.

Monday, September 19, 2011


If you didn't already love Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), this might convince you. And as her new album drops, it's good to get a sense of what she's capable of outside the bounds of her own intricate, often subtle compositions and performances. Here, covering Big Black's Kerosene, she just rawks.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


“The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.”

― David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life