Jaime Green

Apr 18
Unexpected perk of interviewing your cousin about his wildlife photography? He emails you answers to your follow-up questions and attaches a picture of your parents at his bar mitzvah in 1987 .

Unexpected perk of interviewing your cousin about his wildlife photography? He emails you answers to your follow-up questions and attaches a picture of your parents at his bar mitzvah in 1987 .


Apr 17
readandbreathe:

lastnightsreading:

Leslie Jamison at McNally-Jackson, 4/16/14

God yes.
P.S. I’m moderating a panel on essays at communitybookstore on 4/29 at 7pm. The panelists are Leslie Jamison, Jessica Hendry Nelson, and Valeria Luiselli. Join us!

<3
Be willing to take up space with whatever you write.
Sorry I’m sentimental. I’m 9/10ths of the way through A League of Their Own right now.

readandbreathe:

lastnightsreading:

Leslie Jamison at McNally-Jackson, 4/16/14

God yes.

P.S. I’m moderating a panel on essays at communitybookstore on 4/29 at 7pm. The panelists are Leslie Jamison, Jessica Hendry Nelson, and Valeria Luiselli. Join us!

<3

Be willing to take up space with whatever you write.

Sorry I’m sentimental. I’m 9/10ths of the way through A League of Their Own right now.


Apr 16
Good street view, Colonial Williamsburg.

Good street view, Colonial Williamsburg.


Let’s Talk About Money and Death

nicolesteinberg:

No one has the right
to feel fulfilled
at her job Michelle
tells me over Gchat.
Thank god for black
tea and the invention
of the GIF, so I can watch
death in slow motion
while answering emails.

[title via]

Oh god that one line break. Who knew! A line break! Powerful little things.



Apr 15

rachelfershleiser:

catapultreads:

Listen here to episode 3. Download from iTunes to take it with you. 

This is probably my favorite episode yet! First some chit chat about when “slogging through” parts of books is worth it, then a fantastic short story about a broke pot grower internet boyfriend with a flaccid dick at a Buddhist hot springs, then Leslie Fucking Jamison, newly minted New York Times Bestseller!

<3


Apr 14
“You meet your hero. You meet your heroes. You do shows with them. You realize they are people, that they haven’t figured it all out, that they are still moving forward. That makes you happy, to know they are real, and that makes you sad, to know that there isn’t an end point.”

This realization, from Cameron Esposito about comedy, is applicable to everything really. No one’s ever done becoming, and it’s horrifying and relieving. 

Read the whole thing, it’s great. 

(via emilyvgordon)

It is great.


I call this time of year &#8220;oh right, I have a tattoo.&#8221;

I call this time of year “oh right, I have a tattoo.”


Apr 13

catapultreads:

Listen here to episode 3. Download from iTunes to take it with you. 

If you haven’t listened to The Catapult, give it a try this Sunday. Here’s what people are saying:

Washing my hair to ep. 3… I have not managed to listen to The Catapult clothed even once.

and

Leslie Jamison’s book, The Empathy Exams, is a New York Times bestseller!

That second quote is me, but it’s a fact. Leslie reads an essay from the book on this episode, and Rebecca Schiff reads a very awesome story. Click play and give your ears and spirit a little treat today.


““I want to simplify my life,” you said. “I really don’t need all of this stuff. Oatmeal, banana and peanut butter, I can live off that easily.”

“That sounds terrible,” I probably responded, because I was always sarcastic and sometimes your commitment to balance and emptiness scared me because I’ve always been overly grounded in this false reality.”

banana couscous : Petit Riz

The most Buddhist food blog I know is also the loveliest.


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