#realnews, #currentissue,s, global nature, and #linestolove.

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.

Langwij evolvz

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

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

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

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