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Joshua Whiting

learner, writer, creator, librarianish person

Welcome to joshuaw.xyz, my home at the end of the internet.

My name is Joshua Whiting (he/they). I am a dad, a husband, a media specialist / librarianish person in the educational technology department of a school district, a sometimes writer, and maybe some other things.

I want to learn, write, and make more things, and I wanted a place of my own to put those things, so I created this site. This is my main venue for creative activity and publication on the internet.

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I admit, I absolutely thought this was a graphic novel that I was going to blaze through in an hour, until the moment I opened it the other night and found almost 400 pages of un-illustrated, small-font text. Started reading it anyway.

[ Full post: Reading Loveless ]


[Inaugural entry!]

A log of my full album or playlist music listens from the past week, with occasional notes and context. Does not include completely random shuffles, unless something worth commenting came up.

My Top Artists Last Week - Last.fm - Screenshot

[Next week look for a “Links Last Week” log feature as well.]

[ Full post: Listens Last Week (July 3, 2022) ]


I’ve explored a lot of alternatives, but I’m going to continue with posting bespoke reading updates here; I’m also going to try and get back to sharing updates on Goodreads again.

[ Full post: On Reading Updates ]


  1. Tried Taqueria Los Lee for lunch today.

  2. This interview with Alok Vaid-Menon was by far the best thing I’ve read/listened to/otherwise taken in this week.

[ Full post: Lunch Today ]


A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers

Henry David Thoreau


[ Full post: A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers ]


A large ant crawling on the buds of some plant growing through the fence from our neighbors' yard.

Ant crawling on flower buds - still

[ Full post: Ant on Flower Buds ]


i’m paddling my way through Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers, though it is definitely taking me more than a week.

Picture of my Library of America Thoreau volume open to ‘Monday’ from ‘A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers’

I have this Library of America edition, but I’m actually mainly reading it on my phone - Standard Ebooks edition, added to the iOS Books app. The LoA edition has reference notes, so I look at it when I can, but I actually like reading on my phone.

[ Full post: Reading Thoreau's A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers ]


Sun in elms after the rainstorm

Evening sun breaking through the clouds to some of the upper bows of the Siberian Elms after the rainstorm.

[ Full post: sun in the elms after the rainstorm ]

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