Above is a rich representation of some of my favorite things.
I am starting a new website. This one is becoming the archive. Now I have two, schoolcraftwax and denisedjsdetroit. The ddd was my first attempt at writing down my ideas about Detroit and about music. Schoolcraftwax was the second version of that. I’m keeping the concept, but adding work. It will be called schoolcraftwax.work. You can do that, use a different type of extension. It’s not open to any and all extensions, there’s an approved list. But the list is long and .work was the option that I liked the best. There’s also a .men but no .women. ?
I don’t know who I am anymore except when I know exactly who I am and it’s such a cool feeling. It’s also stressful. Some things are the same, some aren’t. Some things make sense. Some don’t. I do not understand a lot of what is going on around me. It’s okay. Everything’s cool. I just don’t understand a lot of it. I find that extremely annoying. My handwriting is weird. My spelling is even worse. But my vocabulary is much improved. I am mourning the loss of some things that needed to go and become other things. I have been brought to my knees many times in life, like many of you, I know, and I’m grateful for it. I remain here waiting for continued greatness. I love the word righteous, but I dislike what comes to my mind when I think the word “righteousness.” I am trying to figure out how to take power away from the things that I dislike. And how to know when part of an idea can be recycled into something new. Some ideas need to be destroyed and composted entirely. But some ideas, like the pure, simple idea of righteousness, should definitely continue to be a thing. It’s beautiful.