Inspired by Stephen Elliott’s Daily Rumpus emails, and my own experience running an announcement mailing list back in the days (years) when this entire site was password-protected, I have decided to start my own newsletter of overly-personal emails again. Wait, you thought I could not get any more overly-personal than this site already is? You are very wrong. Just ask the fine folks who have been reading my (“friends-only”) LiveJournal for the past nine years. Now you* too can have access to the villanelle.org inner sanctum by signing up below.
* offer does not extend to: family members, work colleagues, professors, students, lovers, former lovers (with some exceptions), and people I might want to make a “professional” impression on someday.
What do I get?
Occasional no-holds-barred musings/updates on the life of a 27-year-old academic/spiritual seeker/deviant living in New York City.
The Lived Body is happening! Nadia EL-Imam, who is in town from Europe and sharing some of her user experience design mojo with us, gratis, is my new favorite person. I’m definitely going to run away with her to either Berlin, or Stockholm, or Milan, eventually; I just haven’t figured out which one yet.
I’m going to spend a week in November on retreat with the Trappists of St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, MA. These monks start their day by praying Vigils at 3:30am. They don’t call it the Strict Observance for nothing. I’m pretty stoked.
Noam Chomsky is giving a lecture at NYU this evening. I’m still waiting to see if the University deems me important enough to grant me one of the coveted seats. Fingers crossed.
My housemates and I are hosting a Judeo-Japanese (con)fusion Rosh Hashanah dinner on Friday night. The menu will include miso matzah ball soup and gefilte fish sushi. No kidding.