A couple of weeks back, I wrote an updated About page for this blog. This morning I re-read it, and you know what? It's not a bad blog post in its own right. So here it is. It’s tricky to know what to say in an ‘about’ page. I started blogging back in … 2004 … Continue reading About … me? this blog? life?
On the Google layoffs
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
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 I’m struck by the beauty of Stark’s writing, where it’s excerpted - and by how a biography can itself seem outdated, more than even the content it’s writing about.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