D.T. Pennington

Writer – Photographer – Creative Coach

Tag: 2024

  • The West Was Always Queer

    The West Was Always Queer

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    • Anti Algorithmic

      I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it…

    • Big Dumb Truck

      The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do.…

    • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a…

    • Arbitrary Authority

      An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I…

    • The West Was Always Queer

      The West Was Always Queer

      I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ…

    I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ community. He plays country western music, takes the stage in leather pants, an undershirt, and his trademark mask under a cowboy hat. The rest of…

  • The Visceral Romance

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    • Anti Algorithmic

      I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it…

    • Big Dumb Truck

      The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do.…

    • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a…

    • Arbitrary Authority

      An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I…

    • The West Was Always Queer

      The West Was Always Queer

      I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ…

    I guess I could take a video of this so you can see it and share it. There are a pair of brown rabbits in the rose garden doing that jump-around thing that animals tend to do in the springtime. It rained aggressively last night, so the ground is covered in pink and red petals…

  • The Universal Reminders

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    • Anti Algorithmic

      I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it…

    • Big Dumb Truck

      The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do.…

    • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a…

    • Arbitrary Authority

      An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I…

    • The West Was Always Queer

      The West Was Always Queer

      I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ…

    Because sometimes you wonder if this is all worth it. Because doing your own thing, running your own business, sharing your story, making it matter, and going out of your way to try something way off base from the norm tends to fail far more often than it succeeds. Because sometimes you find yourself looking…

  • Tulum Trash

    Tulum Trash

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    • Anti Algorithmic

      I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it…

    • Big Dumb Truck

      The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do.…

    • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a…

    • Arbitrary Authority

      An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I…

    • The West Was Always Queer

      The West Was Always Queer

      I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ…

    I had to nose the ATV gently through the gutter that had formed in the middle of the dirt road. I would have raced right through it, but Carly was hanging onto the back seat, and I could feel her clench everything down whenever I hit a bump. So, easy does it. We’re in Mexico…

  • Spending 2024 with Infinite Jest – Notes on the first readthrough.

    Spending 2024 with Infinite Jest – Notes on the first readthrough.

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    • Anti Algorithmic

      I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it…

    • Big Dumb Truck

      The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do.…

    • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a…

    • Arbitrary Authority

      An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I…

    • The West Was Always Queer

      The West Was Always Queer

      I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ…

    Four months, one reading. And I’m not finished yet! Time to flip this over and see what else it can tell me.

  • Create More Than You Consume. Much More. Exponentially More.

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    • Anti Algorithmic

      I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it…

    • Big Dumb Truck

      The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do.…

    • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a…

    • Arbitrary Authority

      An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I…

    • The West Was Always Queer

      The West Was Always Queer

      I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ…

    “It actually makes me feel better knowing you’re not doing so great.” This line comes from one of my friends, but there’s no reason to take offense. As it goes, misery loves company. This has sat in drafts for a while. I wasn’t sure how to approach the idea of “everyone’s having a tough go,…

  • Consolidation to Reduce Anxiety

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    • Anti Algorithmic

      I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it…

    • Big Dumb Truck

      The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do.…

    • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a…

    • Arbitrary Authority

      An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I…

    • The West Was Always Queer

      The West Was Always Queer

      I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ…

    Too many apps. Too many profiles. Too many inboxes. Not enough of the right attention going to the right places. The joke used to be: the first step to any new business idea is securing the domain name. The result was a lot of clever domain names that were registered even though they never went…

  • I Am Bad at Sharing Ideas

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    • Anti Algorithmic

      I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it…

    • Big Dumb Truck

      The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do.…

    • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a…

    • Arbitrary Authority

      An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I…

    • The West Was Always Queer

      The West Was Always Queer

      I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ…

    I came across On Idea Hoarding. Damnit, it’s me. Stop hoarding your best ideas. Just put them out there, immediately. This isn’t a new problem, I just have horrible ways of coping with it. Early on, I had a notebook that I would keep in addition to all of the other notebooks to jot down…

  • Half-Baked

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    • Anti Algorithmic

      I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it…

    • Big Dumb Truck

      The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do.…

    • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a…

    • Arbitrary Authority

      An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I…

    • The West Was Always Queer

      The West Was Always Queer

      I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ…

    The gist: ideas shouldn’t be hoarded. More info here. As ideas get a little more action, I will give them their own page and link to it. You’re welcome. The Trash of Tulum. It’s everywhere, so much so that it seems like a normal part of the landscape. It’s the indicator of a town collapsing…

  • On: Scotch Whisky and Head Colds

    On: Scotch Whisky and Head Colds

    • Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Murder by Death with J. Roddy Walston

      Thoughts and such from the June 7th, 2024 show at The Grey Eagle in Asheville, NC. What does it take for a musician to make a decent living in this…

    • Anti Algorithmic

      I also struggle with the whole “scrolling on my phone for too long” thing. I wouldn’t feel guilty about it if I were seeing something noteable or worthwhile. Lately, it…

    • Big Dumb Truck

      The first car I ever bought brand new was a 2013 Tacoma. It was the best truck, the perfect size, and did all the stuff I needed it to do.…

    • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

      “Heaven knows we fly fishers are suckers for every new gizmo we think will give us a leg up on catching fish,” writes Yvon Chouinard in Simple Fly Fishing (a…

    • Arbitrary Authority

      An idea I’m working a lot with lately: nothing is real, there is no control. An extension of “only worry about the things you can control” mixed with “well, I…

    • The West Was Always Queer

      The West Was Always Queer

      I’ll be straight with you, it was a lively scene. For those of you who may not yet know, Orville Peck is a bit of a hero in the LGBTQ…

    Yes, I wanted to go. I had the genetic right to see what this land was all about! I wanted my own pictures of copper stills and peat fields! I wanted to nurse my own hangovers and wash the taste of smoky, peated belches from my mouth with imported Italian espresso and a quick bite…