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 ]
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.
[Next week look for a “Links Last Week” log feature as well.]
[ Full post: Listens Last Week (July 3, 2022) ]
[ Full post: On Reading Updates ]
Tried Taqueria Los Lee for lunch today.
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.
[ 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.
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 ]
Evening sun breaking through the clouds to some of the upper bows of the Siberian Elms after the rainstorm.