Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Google Map Photography: Potash Ponds near Moab, Utah


I can't drive and I also can't fly, so there are many places I can't visit. I haven't been sleeping well lately, and last night at about three am I found these ponds, strangely blue, in the deserts of Utah, near the Colorado River. I think they're beautiful, and they reminded me of just how astonishing it is that today we can see places on the internet that are really difficult to access, even for those living nearby. The closest town to these bodies of water is Moab, twenty miles away, and there is a road that runs through them, but I doubt it's open to the public.

But what are these ponds, exactly, and why are they there?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sylvia Plath on Cambridge

I found a photograph of this letter, which Sylvia Plath wrote to a friend from Smith College, today while doing research, trying to sort documents out on my (now-fixed, luckily) laptop.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Recommendations: 'I Love Dick', by Chris Kraus

"There's not enough female irrepressibility written down. I've fused my silence and repression with the entire female gender's silence and repression. I think the sheer fact of women talking, being, paradoxical, inexplicable, flip, self-destructive but above all else public is the most revolutionary thing in the world. I could be 20 years too late but epiphanies don't always synchronize with style."

I think I Love Dick is one of the most important books I've ever read.