This is a diary of urban Midwest life from an outsider’s perspective. I plan to write about life, food, music, and academia.
I’m tickled by the grumpy grandpa phrase “get off my lawn!” It says, yes this is social space, but it’s MY space and I tend it. So I decide who gets to frolic on it. Social media can structure this private-public balance a bit ineptly. A Facebook friend may say something that feels intrusive onContinue reading “Welcome to my Lawn”
In 2008, I discovered a blog called Stuff White People Like. I enjoyed reading it, as a longtime resident of the American coasts seeking insight into that mystical thing called mainstream American culture. I imagined this culture was born in the heartland – though there were certainly glimpses of it in my coastal cities too.Continue reading “Once Upon A Time”