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Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park (Manchester, TN)

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Photos taken December 27, 2020 at Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park in Manchester, Tennessee.

Timberland Park (Franklin, TN)

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Photos taken December 26, 2020 in Timberland Park along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Franklin, Tennessee.

Chihuly Christmas at Cheekwood (Nashville, TN)

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Photos of the Christmas lights and Chihuly exhibit shot December 16, 2020 at Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee.

the slowdown: Amusing Myself to Death

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I’ll start this by piggybacking off the last episode in this series which began to sink teeth into the separate realities created by media bubbles… It’s December of 2020 as I type and record this, and I began this small project about six months ago. In the past several months I’ve tried to learn more […]

Canadian ’90s Rock Playlists (Spotify/YouTube)

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Playlists of Canadian alt, modern + pop rock from the ‘late ’80s to early ’00s: YouTube playlist / Canadian ’90s Rock Music Videos 🇨🇦 Spotify Playlist: Canadian ’90s Rock 🇨🇦 Artist/Band Song Title Spotify YT 54/40 Assoholic ✓ ✓ 54/40 Baby Ran ✓ ✓ 54/40 Casual Viewin’ ✓ ✓ 54/40 Crossing a Canyon ✓ ✓ […]

WNC Nature Center (Asheville, NC)

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Photos taken November 1, 2020 at the WNC Nature Center in Asheville, North Carolina.

Blue Ridge Parkway (Burnsville, NC)

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Photos taken October 31, 2020 on hiking trails off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Burnsville, North Carolina.

Mount Mitchell (Burnsville, NC)

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Photos taken on Mount Mitchell and around the Black Mountain Campground in Burnsville, North Carolina.

the slowdown: Separate Realities

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I didn’t really mean for this to be a serialized thing, this podcast, but it’s turned into a running document of trying to make sense of “these trying times.” The first episode in this series was released in mid-June and already it’s incredible how much life seems different, but the same. The bulk of that […]

Flat Rock Cedar Glades and Barrens (Murfreesboro, TN)

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Photos taken September 27, 2020 at the Flat Rock Cedar Glades and Barrens Class II Natural-Scientific State Natural Area in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Garrison Creek Park (Leiper’s Fork, TN)

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Photos taken September 19, 2020 around the Garrison Creek trail along the Natchez Trace in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee.

Bowie Nature Park (Fairview, TN)

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Photos taken September 7, 2020 along the Perimeter Trail at the Bowie Nature Park in Fairview, Tennessee.

Letterboxd Film Diary, August 2020

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Film diary and review entries made on the movie social media website Letterboxd. 8/2/2020 John Mulaney: New in Town, 2012 8/2/2020 John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City, 2018 8/3/2020 Rumpelstiltskin, 1995 (Rating: 0.5) 8/4/2020 Page One: Inside the New York Times, 2011 Yesterday a link began making the rounds, its headline as biting as […]

Window Cliffs State Natural Area (Baxter, TN)

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Photos taken August 15, 2020 at Window Cliffs state natural area in Baxter, TN.

Burgess Falls (Sparta, TN)

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Photos taken August 15, 2020 at Burgess Falls in Sparta, TN.

Mammoth Cave Tour (KY)

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Photos taken August 9, 2020 on the Mammoth Cave National Park Tour in Kentucky.

Big Mike’s Rock Shop (Cave City, KY)

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Photos taken Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Big Mike’s Rock Shop in Cave City, Kentucky.

Mammoth Cave National Park (Big Hollow Trail, KY)

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Photos taken Saturday, August 8, 2020 throughout the North and South loops of the Big Hollow Trail in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park.

Letterboxd Film Diary, July 2020

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Film diary and review entries made on the movie social media website Letterboxd. 7/1/2020 Fubar, 2002 (Rating: 2/5) 7/2/2020 The House That Jack Built, 2018 (Rating: 2/5) There’s more to The House That Jack Built than I’m able to give it credit for. For right now, at least at this particular place in my life, […]

Percy Warner Park (Mossy Ridge Trail, TN)

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Photos taken at July 25, 2020 at Percy Warner Park’s Mossy Ridge Trail in Nashville, TN.

the slowdown: To the Benefit of Whom?

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About two months ago I had the thought to explore what a podcast might look like if I made one. The idea, as best I could nail it down, for it was to concentrate on a singular focus amid quarantine days that were flying by with too many issues and too many messages to absorb, […]

Chattanooga Hiking Trip (TN, GA)

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This weekend M. and I drove down to Chattanooga, with little agenda other than to explore. We got into town early afternoon Friday, and drove up the scenic climb to Rock City Gardens on the Georgia side of the state line. Winding up the hill it almost reminded me of Hawaii, with a quaint community […]

Letterboxd Film Diary, June 2020

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Film diary and review entries made on the movie social media website Letterboxd. 6/2/2020 Joshy, 2016 (Rating: 2/5) 6/14/2020 The Amazing Johnathan Documentary, 2019 6/15/2020 13th, 2016 6/17/2020 HyperNormalisation, 2016 6/18/2020 LA 92, 2017 6/21/2020 The VelociPastor, 2018 (Rating: 1.5/5) 6/22/2020 Jack of all Trades, 2018 6/23/2020 Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, 2019 (Rating: 0.5/5) […]

Media List #7: Doomscrolling Edition

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“Doomscrolling is slowly eroding your mental health” by Angela Watercutter for Wired Rolling through social media feeds as if the incoming stream of information makes any tangible difference, as if snippets of awareness of more injustice helps right wrongs, as if it is an education… Every social media account I’ve held over the past twenty […]

the slowdown: The “Good” White People

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Notes: This episode features the song “Self Driving” by Smo, used under a Creative Commons license from the Free Music Archive. The clip featuring Jeff Foxworthy comes from the track “Southern Accent” from his 1995 album, Games Rednecks Play. The clip of Trae Crowder is taken from his 2016 video, “In Defense of Dixie.” The […]

the slowdown: Is This Water?

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Last month I received a text letting me know a friend of mine had died. He was young, only in his 50s, but had lived life hard. His name was Bill. Bill was a coworker of mine, and four years ago when I moved into a new apartment I invited some people over to break […]

Media List #6: The Money Where Your Mouth is Edition

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“I Don’t Feel Like Buying Stuff Anymore” by Anne Helen Petersen for BuzzFeed News While we’ve opened back up society to a limited degree, some things may never be the same as they were. Thank god. It feels like so much has changed in just a few months. When all of this began, the minority […]

Media List #5: Grief Edition

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I found something out today (well, several days ago, actually… more on that momentarily): There are levels of Right Wing realness to the “Obamagate” hashtag on Twitter, differentiated by whether people spell it #obamagate or #obaMAGAte. I’ve tried making sense of it, the capitalization serving as a cute wink to broader ideological positions within the […]

Letterboxd Film Diary, May 2020

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Film diary and review entries made on the movie social media website Letterboxd. 5/2/2020 Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present, 2012 5/3/2020 Martyrs, 2008 (Rating: 2.5/5) 5/6/2020 Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill, 2020 5/8/2020 Fittest in Dubai, 2019 5/9/2020 All Hallows’ Eve, 2013 (Rating: 1/5) 5/10/2020 Man with a Movie Camera, 1929 (Rating: 4.5/5) […]

The Orb & Orbital

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The Orb and Orbital have been vaguely conflated in my mind for as long as I’ve been aware of the two groups. Thinking back, I’ve owned Orbital’s 1996 In Sides and the Orb’s 1997 release Orblivion, but can’t seem to mentally reference much beyond a few tracks from either. All the same, the Orb’s 1990 […]

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