Are you a passionate self-starter excited about the latest trends in healthcare and technology? Are you outgoing, motivated, and comfortable speaking to large audiences? Have you been cleansed by the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? If so, North, Brabant & Stone wants you join our team as our new Senior Brand Evangelist,… Read More Now Hiring: Senior Brand Evangelist (Certified Snake Handler preferred)
The universe is a library, existing ab aeterno—from time immemorial—in Borges’ allegory of “The Library of Babel.” The library is an infinite architecture of hexagonal galleries whose shelves creak under the weight of books dusty and bound with gloom of incomplete knowledge. Leagues of searchers patrol these galleries, seeking the Total Book; the perfect medium… Read More Books, Brian Dettmer, Jorge Borges, and “Antisocial Media”
Six months ago, I had big ideas for what my summer would look like—free, productive, creative, unobliged. I quit my office job in February to focus on finishing up grad school and getting back into the self-employment world. Between a mix of daily freelance bids, job applications, job interviews, article pitches, writing submissions, and fellowship/residency/award applications, my… Read More Bummer vacation, 2015
My life was Star Wars and Sour Patch Kids until I got my first job at 15. I made $6.65 an hour bagging groceries, pushing carts, and mopping shit off the bathroom walls at the Pick ‘n Save on Silvernail Road in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. Because I was home schooled, this job, my church youth group, and… Read More Is your last name Dover?
I live in a 675-square-foot, single-bedroom apartment in the Edgewater neighborhood on Chicago’s far north side. If you’re facing the front of my five-story apartment building, which has around 40 similar sized units, I’m in the unit at the top right. I have two windows in front, facing east, and one window in the bedroom… Read More Up here it’s me and a buncha animals
For a total amount of time that adds to maybe three weeks a year, Chicago’s weather is fit for human life. When I’m not working on a job, or combating another endemic bout of seasonal depression, I use these brief hours to walk. Usually without a destination in mind. Mostly just to explore, and hopefully,… Read More Exploring the Fourth Dimension
After spending two weeks in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, for the first half of July, I’m officially back in Chicago. At least, my body is. My psyche is still in the desert somewhere. On one hand, it feels like I was gone for a long time. On the other, it feels like I never… Read More “I’m tryin’ to backroads it to Walmart!”