Two years ago, I decided that I needed to smell incredible. I smelled fine before. But I suspected that people who smell really good are happy. I was on the upswing of a breakup — well, the pause before the upswing — and I needed a sensory trigger vivid enough to pull me to the […]
An interview with Joe Wadlington, from The Write Stuff series: Joe Wadlington is a San Francisco writer who grew up in Tennessee. He’s been published in The New Yorker and The Rumpus. He also sends, Drafts, a writing prompt/mini essay that’ll class up your inbox every Sunday morning if you subscribe here.
You should have seen me before—I was such a mess. I killed three succulents in two weeks! I knew my life needed changing. So I started “attachment planting.” It’s the perfect next step for people like me, who aren’t responsible enough to have kids, a dog, or an uncracked iPhone, but who want to give […]
In middle school, my AOL away message should have said: “Off playing the Sims; probably killing an effigy of you.” Because I was. The Sims was my favorite computer game and I played it almost every day. In it, you built painstakingly detailed houses and filled them with people you created and controlled completely. I […]
Welcome, new member, to the Green Life Co-Op Community! We are so excited to have you join our humble grocery family. But, before you get shopping, we ask that you please contemplate the following membership meditations: —As a member, you will become a Steward of Green Life, or “the Life,” and have the privilege of […]
#9 | Joe Wadlington grew-up in Tennessee where, according to his online bio, “he learned to tell stories and make biscuits.” Now based in SF, he serves up prose that marries down-home charm with a modern-day twist. On April 4, 2016, see him perform his work in “Funny Sexy Sad” at Second Act; and April 19th, at Out Storytelling […]
When I tell people I’m a writer, the most common thing I hear is, “I wish I wrote, but it’s so hard to start!” It is hard to start. But I think this will help: I’m launching a newsletter. “📝Drafts” will send you a funny, encouraging, 5-minute writing prompt every Sunday morning. You’ll write directly […]
Mount Tamalpais is a gorgeous gesture of land that towers 2,574 ft. above Marin County. Hiking to the peak means being in the company of clouds, then surpassing them and standing in the sun, above a misty sea that covers the Bay Area. It’s gorgeous and hiking to the top is challenging, fun, and worth […]