THANK YOU, Johnny B. Truant. Thank you for standing up for quasi-minimalist holidays. Not in the sense of “let’s not decorate because it’s soooo bourgeois” but in the sense of “we don’t need more stuff, for fuck’s sake.”
There are four pretty simple steps to getting clear on your own voice – a particularly important thing to know during a time that can be overwhelming and stressful. Lather, rinse, repeat until true.
Oh, Seth Godin – why you gotta be so wise? In this stereotypically-short post, he succinctly reminds us that most advice is bad advice. Follow your own course, motherfuckers!
It shouldn’t make me laugh, but this imagined female-only conversation at McSweeney’s made me fucking cry with hilarity. A great encapsulation of girl talk – all gripes about bodies. Let’s change this, okay?
Wil Wheaton has a few things to say about removing toxic people from your life. In this response to a bit of social-media prodding, he’s giving a timely reminder that you shouldn’t have to keep making up with people who are assholes.
And I’ll leave you this pre-Christmas linklove post with Joan Didion talking about why writing is important. I die. Of goosebumps.
Grammar is a piano I play by ear, since I seem to have been out of school the year the rules were mentioned. All I know about grammar is its infinite power. To shift the structure of a sentence alters the meaning of that sentence, as definitely and inflexibly as the position of a camera alters the meaning of the object photographed.