In anticipation of a series of posts about culture, ideology and hegemony I am writing up an account of Merlin’s first camping trip, a two night affair in the Ozarks. Sometimes you land upon a book that really gives you the gift of seeing in a new way. I spent hours in the car as… Continue reading Gratuitous Merlin Content
My First Quilt
I got into quilting because we finally had enough money to buy a real bed and high-quality mattress, which ended up being larger than the one we had used for years. We splurged on nice sheets but when we got to blankets we were unimpressed–they were all ugly, expensive or both. So I decided to… Continue reading My First Quilt
The Epistolary Moment
Two anecdotes about receiving mail, followed by a probably clumsy cultural analysis: There’s a photo of Merlin at the end, too. Item one: Once each September I send an email to one of my oldest friends, whom I haven’t seen in 15-ish years, as a sort of birthday gift. Because my birthday is… Continue reading The Epistolary Moment
I joined facebook in 2004 and joined twitter in 2007 (I think, my current account is from 2013 or something). I joined instagram in 2016, I believe. I have used them to keep up with friends, market various businesses, harass politicians, get a confederacy memorial torn down and generally Build A Personal Brand. Perhaps I… Continue reading Why, though?