Jaime Green

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.


Apr 12
maxthebrusselsgriffon:

So many griffons! This is exciting and overwhelming!

This griff thing happens every year, and every year I just find out about it through tumblr.

maxthebrusselsgriffon:

So many griffons! This is exciting and overwhelming!

This griff thing happens every year, and every year I just find out about it through tumblr.


Apr 11
thankyourobotnyc:

Two scientists will talk about their science.
Two improv teams will do sets off of those talks.
It is just like Cosmos. Except for the improv part.

The scientists are Paula Croxson and Ben Lillie, two of the smartest, coolest people I know. (Paula also has a kick-ass British accent.) I may have to stay up past my bedtime for this.

thankyourobotnyc:

Two scientists will talk about their science.

Two improv teams will do sets off of those talks.

It is just like Cosmos. Except for the improv part.

The scientists are Paula Croxson and Ben Lillie, two of the smartest, coolest people I know. (Paula also has a kick-ass British accent.) I may have to stay up past my bedtime for this.

(via chrisreblogs)


SubmissionFriday:
federicociamei:

Isola Madre, summer 2013

SubmissionFriday:

federicociamei:

Isola Madre, summer 2013

(via sfmoma)


Apr 10
“Sometimes it feels like the more violent choice — I don’t know if I want to say “violent,” but certainly more intentional or aggressive — is to keep journalism and memoir separate. Every time a journalist reports a piece, she’s having a really intense experience; every time you have a conversation with another person — whether you’re doing it as a journalist or a friend — all these moments of your own past are rising up to haunt you.”

It’s Always Spilling Over The Edges

I interviewed Leslie Jamison for BuzzFeed Books. We talked about travel, parents, writing, pain, maggots, ultra-marathons, and other sorts of things one expects in an essay collection.


Apr 8
“This was also what dating was for, to see the penis at rest. It rested out of politeness to the naked strangers, so as not to disturb their patented water massage techniques, or maybe it rested out of guilt. I didn’t understand the mechanism of control behind the penis, though I respected it. I didn’t understand the mechanism of control behind Catholicism either, or behind any of the Eastern religions mentioned in the hot springs course packet the guy had given us at the front desk.”

Rebecca Schiff, “It Doesn’t Have to Be a Big Deal”

Hear Rebecca read from this story in episode 3.

(via catapultreads)

Guys, this story is so good. And so good aloud.