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How to Marie Kondo your creativity

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What happens when you lay your creative work out on the bed, hanger upon hanger, sweater upon mismatched sock? I’m not talking about the whole of your creativity, just the part you’ve expressed in some tangible form—all the stories,  paintings, set designs, half-finished orchestral scores, and that one note on a napkin about the couple […]

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Nature adores a vacuum

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Yesterday was warm and sunny, sweater weather at most. We went to the park and Nola discovered ice cubes. She also got yelled at by the dog who owned the ice cubes. For the first time, I saw her slink away from a dog instead of just shaking it off and going back for more. […]

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10 Things Regarding the Prospect of Worms

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1. No one has ever reported their escape. At least, not in the reviews. 2. The nicest kit is about $109 on Amazon. 3. They like to call them factories. I can’t decide whether that’s cuter or more disturbing. 4. There’s one for sale on Craigslist but we are agreed that if we’re actually going to do […]

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Home improvement

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Dave was lying in a dog bed because he wanted to trim the fruit trees. He needed an extension trimmer so he could get to the spindly branches that have shot past the others on their way to the power lines in the sky. So he went to Home Depot. But the only extension trimmers […]