Cover of Mathew Roth's album Immersion

Music to write to: Mathew Roth

I am happiest when I am creating; stringing words together and seeing how they stick, arranging them, playing with them. And this week I have a good deal to be happy about. This week I finished a new short story inspired by the last day I spent in D.C., leaving American University after 3 and…

Note on the dictionary from my journal

On the love of words, writing and Stephen Fry

As my junior year of high school was nearing its end, I, on May 18, 1999, (apparently – I’ve always made sure to date everything I write) sat in study hall, intently focused on the dictionary. As others were planning illicit nights and dreaming of the summer ahead, and a football player was allowed to…

Cover of Rumour Cubes' album Appearances of Collections

Music to write to: Rumour Cubes

Rumour Cubes describe themselves as “a London-based 6-piece creating experimental, atmospheric instrumental music.” Their 2014 record Appearances of Collections has been on repeat on my playlist this week. They have something unique that I haven’t quite heard anywhere else before and whatever that thing may be, I love it. Like last week, I haven’t done…