Apr 18, 2018
Feeling Homesick for a Place You’ve Never Been
Exploring the German concept of “fernweh.”
Feb 17, 2018
Jason Kottke, the Modern State of Blogging, and My Own Blogging Mission
At the risk of sounding pretentious, I want Opus to be a source for hope in times like these.
Aug 27, 2017
Ingmar Bergman vs. The Spirit of Our Age
What happens when we make ourselves the highest goal of our own existence?
Feb 12, 2017
The Ambitious Card
My favorite card trick starts off simple but becomes endlessly delightful.
Dec 25, 2016
‘Twas a White Christmas After All
Nebraska’s unpredictable weather comes through again.
May 19, 2016
Salon Takes Us Inside a Pedophile Fantasy
One can’t escape the feeling that this particular aesthetic choice was unnecessarily sensational and deeply misguided.
May 19, 2016
Parenting vs. Creativity
In our desire to feel productive and in control lies a temptation to compartmentalize our lives.
Jun 12, 2015
Grace Is a Bowl of Strawberries
I can’t imagine food alternatives really stacking up to the simple-yet-sublime pleasures of freshly picked strawberries.
Feb 26, 2015
Building Better Blog Networks
Blog networks can be powerful tools, but they’re only as good as the support they offer their bloggers, and there’s plenty of room for improvement there.
Jan 7, 2015
I expect the extra-dimensional invasion to begin any minute now.
Dec 17, 2014
DPP2014, #17: Christmas List
What, you don’t see the rocket, gumball machine, and dump truck on there?
Dec 16, 2014
DPP2014, #16: Penmanship
The awkward way she held the marker and her tiny chicken scratch said everything they needed to.
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