I live in the Midwest and chronicle sadness. I listen to a lot of music, watch a lot of mixed-martial arts, root for the Cubs, and love words.


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Sep 27, 2014
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One of today’s purchases at Carmichael’s in Louisville: @AM_Farmer’s collection from Tiny Hardcore Press. P.S. I really love this city.

One of today’s purchases at Carmichael’s in Louisville: @AM_Farmer’s collection from Tiny Hardcore Press. P.S. I really love this city.


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Sep 27, 2014
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I think this was the eighth bourbon distillery tour for us, and our guide still managed to teach us a new thing or two. Plus: Bulleit rye.  (at Stitzel-Weller Distillery)

I think this was the eighth bourbon distillery tour for us, and our guide still managed to teach us a new thing or two. Plus: Bulleit rye. (at Stitzel-Weller Distillery)


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Sep 27, 2014
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It’s almost noon—and time for a tour. (at Stitzel-Weller Distillery)

It’s almost noon—and time for a tour. (at Stitzel-Weller Distillery)


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Sep 26, 2014
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Pre-gaming the reading with a Four Roses Single Batch Manhattan, up. I would say, “When in Kentucky,” but I drink bourbon pretty much everywhere. (at Garage Bar)

Pre-gaming the reading with a Four Roses Single Batch Manhattan, up. I would say, “When in Kentucky,” but I drink bourbon pretty much everywhere. (at Garage Bar)


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Sep 26, 2014
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Made it to Louisville, parked, and found this next to the meter. Toured the Louisville Slugger factory and took some batting practice. Reading tonight at the Mellwood Arts center.

Made it to Louisville, parked, and found this next to the meter. Toured the Louisville Slugger factory and took some batting practice. Reading tonight at the Mellwood Arts center.


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Sep 25, 2014
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Back in my home state, on my way to read tomorrow in Louisville. (at Upland Indianapolis Tasting Room)

Back in my home state, on my way to read tomorrow in Louisville. (at Upland Indianapolis Tasting Room)


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Sep 21, 2014
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Where I'm From, Why I'm Sad, Etc. »

forgottonia:

Two questions I never know how to answer:

1. Where are you from?

2. Why are you sad?

The answers are maybe always related, for me, and maybe for anyone who is from somewhere and is also sometimes sad.

In a few days, this old house will be torn down and burned.

My great-great-great…


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Sep 20, 2014
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The cat that hangs out at the tire/oil change place—and the book I’m reading while I wait.

The cat that hangs out at the tire/oil change place—and the book I’m reading while I wait.


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Sep 17, 2014
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Received an Instagram message today from @jcapocrucet of this photo, part of her syllabus. Stuff like this always thrills me a little, even if I get self-conscious about being sandwiched between two amazing writers like ZZ Packer and Yiyun Li.

Received an Instagram message today from @jcapocrucet of this photo, part of her syllabus. Stuff like this always thrills me a little, even if I get self-conscious about being sandwiched between two amazing writers like ZZ Packer and Yiyun Li.


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Sep 15, 2014
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Janey made a #vegan posole.

Janey made a #vegan posole.