Apocalyptic devastation of islands and coasts. Zika and dengue. Irma and Maria. Harvey. Nate. Two major earthquakes, one of 7.1 magnitude. Las Vegas: Stephen Paddock. Or Wondering man smiles, helpless#realnews — rach.czyk (@rachczyk) August 2, 2017 Which educates, which enslaves? Relish each #currentissue of your free weekly and savor time spent in nature. My spring … Continue reading #realnews, #currentissue,s, global nature, and #linestolove.
Constancy, inevitability… language evolution. In grade school, the kids nicknamed me “Dictionary”. The bar was low; my spelling, grammar, usage, and pronunciation have never been perfect. Go ahead and make that Urban Dictionary, now — I’ve lived in Chicago for going on 7 years, and aspire to fluency in Internetese, though it tends to morph … Continue reading Langwij evolvz
Great critics are distinguished by their vocabularies, and I stomach criticism — writing that exists essentially as ventilation — for the sake of encountering colorful, crunchy words that distract from the gassy opinions. I surmise that the words “wu-wei” and “esemplastic” originally struck me from either a critical piece or a listicle expressly composed to … Continue reading WE use words
"The Tweet thought Tweet thought |twēt THôt| noun 1 a thought which can be expressed in 140 or fewer typed characters, is self-negating, and for which impact derives more from immediacy than from incubation…" more > rachczyk.com/2016/12/28/the-tweet-thought/ #fiction #humor #philosophy #News #Poetry #Prose #Humor/Philosophy A post shared by Else Tyroler (@else.tyroler) on Jun 22, 2017 … Continue reading The Tweet thought, Part II
I'd sell handmade cards, but only for $1 billion dollars per since commerce would spoil my enjoyment of making them. pic.twitter.com/etWJQC7mky — rach.czyk (@rachczyk) August 9, 2016 Now everybody do their part to recycle and compost and conserve fossil fuels to preserve my colored-pencil ice. pic.twitter.com/HV9gLHXWJ4 — rach.czyk (@rachczyk) August 9, 2016 Not my best … Continue reading Doodle, it’s a Sketch! + Handmade Cards, Sticker Picks
Richard Buckner performed “Ariel Ramirez”, among other songs, at the Empty Bottle in Chicago July 2014. My favorite that he performed then was “Little Wallet Picture”; I really enjoy a bit of good pedal steel. You should hear it in Our Blood‘s “Traitor”. (Our Blood, 2011 Merge Records, https://www.mergerecords.com/our-blood) That evening at the Bottle my … Continue reading Chicago Weather Set to Richard Buckner
I hate the second beep sequence of the microwave, and the third beep sequence more, on and on exponentially. [side note: get around to reading that Shonagon pillow book, rachrach.] The microwave refuses to learn that I will not forget, after hearing the first beep sequence, that my whatever is ready. If ever I should … Continue reading dear microwave