Watching a four-part documentary on Japan’s irritable genius of animation
The late American painter on a delicious artistic breakthrough
And my thoughts about adopting one for this newsletter
The jazz guitarist's amazing pre- and post-show routine—plus, a request for your patronage!
Pushing yourself vs. letting things come to you—the eternal dilemma
Plus his devotion to daily routines, meditation, Bob’s Big Boy, and sugar!!!
“Not to eat but to think.”
How to make writing disappear!
“If you asked me to email you a poem, I couldn’t.”
For a writer who worries readers will think, “What the hell is wrong with this person?”
From May Sarton’s journals—plus, more on paid newsletters
“I mean, honestly, it was terrible and I had no idea what I was doing.”