thought and memory

Tell Me Everything You Can’t Remember (2017) is Christine Hyung-Oak Lee’s Denkmal (or perhaps better, a Mahnmal) for her stroke at age 33 and subsequent rebuilding. This is the third stroke I know of for a then-thirtysomething woman. In each case, no one expected such an event and thus no one provided the right medical responses until late. One is on disability payments sufficient to let her live quietly. One left a job and quit researching and writing really good literary-historical scholarship in order to research and write knitting patterns. One is Christine, who then had a child, was cheated on, was divorced, has a new partner.
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six months of running

5.5 months of running around the block, ± once a week from 28 Oct 2018 to 13 Apr 2019: a retrospective. Why not.

In short: didn’t know I could; I can, mostly, but I don’t want to.
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Lindsey Mead, ed., On Being 40(ish) (2019): Continue reading “ish”

being contingent: a timeline

Found while looking up publication dates, and a good warning for not putting random user reviews into your search result snippet:

In some ways, Zork III: The Dungeon Master is the original Myst clone.

There’s really only one reaction: lol wut

This post is where listicle and annotated bibliography collide as musings over some computer games I played long ago. *blows gently upon dust* It’s another post mostly for me, with the utility in seeing what I could pull from memory.

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excavations, part 1

I’m no archivist, just as I’m not a bunch of other professional things for which I’ve gleaned the basics—but I did work in an archive for a decade, and I’ve read some thousands of archival descriptions for my own work (which didn’t intersect my former workplace by much). There’s a habit of mind to that cluster of experiences, too.

Inherited shards, incomplete list, packed hastily Jan 2018 and unpacked Feb 2019: Continue reading “excavations, part 1”