I work at Google. This is very definitely my own perspective. Last night I dreamed I was visiting a far-away corporate office. The campus landscaping was green and precise, the architecture sleek industrial, the cafes full of local delicacies. The office buildings were multi-story, with elevators and tall windows looking out over the city. It … Continue reading On the Google layoffs
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Reading notes: a biography of Freya Stark
I’ve just finished reading a biography of Freya Stark, an adventurer & travel writer in the 1900s. I’m struck by the beauty of Stark’s writing, where it’s excerpted - and by how a biography can itself seem outdated, more than even the content it’s writing about. Perspectives on British imperialism, World War II, marriage, homosexuality, … Continue reading Reading notes: a biography of Freya Stark
Books on writing: Amina Cain & Elena Ferrante
I just finished reading A Horse At Night, by Amina Cain. It’s a lovely book, a love letter to LA, and a reflection on writing & life. Just gorgeous (and as an added bonus, I kept having these shocks of recognition - yes! it’s like that! as I read it, because the author got it, whatever it is, so right). As … Continue reading Books on writing: Amina Cain & Elena Ferrante