1. Declarations of Independence

    This is what it’s like to live with an almost-two-year-old.

     
  2. is for Abecedarian

    A Literary Alphabet

    Adapted from The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms by Chris Baldick

     
  3. Corrections

     
  4. The Shape of Ideas

     
  5. Simplify

     
  6. Just a reminder to play Haruki Murakami Bingo today - “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” is out in the US! 

    The bingo board photos and handmade pieces are courtesy of Los Angeles-based painter (and Murakami/Incidental Comics reader) Hunter Nesbitt. You can see check out his portfolio here. Thanks Hunter!

     
  7. The Many Faces of the Novel

    Illustration for John Sutherland’s review of “The Novel: A Biography” by Michael Schmidt, appearing in the August 10 NY Times Book Review. Thanks to AD Nicholas Blechman! 

     
  8. What I Learned in Professional School

    For the August 3 NY Times Education Life. Thanks to editor Jane Karr!

    I wrote an explanatory autobiographical blog post here.

     
  9. Rainy Day

    I spent a rainy Wednesday off work learning how to make animated gifs.

     
  10. Creative Housekeeping

    For the Summer 2014 issue of The Southampton Review. Thanks to editor Lou Ann Walker!