WE use words

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, Part II

View this post on Instagram "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 E. T. … Continue reading The Tweet thought, Part II

Doodle, it’s a Sketch! + Handmade Cards, Sticker Picks

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

Chicago Weather Set to Richard Buckner

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

dear microwave

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

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: She determined that it required a paragraph and was therefore not a Tweet thought, after all. 2 a figment of the imagination assuming the … Continue reading The Tweet thought

Playlist

East River Pipe, “Times Square Go-Go Boy”. (Shining Hours in a Can, 1994.) East River Pipe, “The Club Isn’t Open”. (Mel, 1996.) Sun Kil Moon, “Glenn Tipton”. (Ghosts of the Great Highway, 2003.) Richard Hawley, “Coles Corner”. (Coles Corner, 2005.) Richard Hawley, “Seek It”. (Standing at the Sky’s Edge, 2012.) Sean Rowe, “Surprise”. (Magic, 2009.) … Continue reading Playlist