D.T. Pennington

Writer – Photographer – Creative Coach

Tag: Brain Reclaim

  • Anti Algorithmic

    • 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 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 seems my feed is just full of aspirational content about the great life that exists outside of the very feed the content is made for.…

  • The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

    The Silly Simplicity of Tenkara fishing.

    • 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…

    “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 book I’ve had on my shelf for a long while now, only today realizing I have a signed copy). He paints us a picture of…

  • Arbitrary Authority

    • 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…

    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 ain’t dead.” Because when you step back and really think about all of it, nothing really matters. Everything that makes us anxious and in a…

  • Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

    Ink Is A Forgiving Medium

    • 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’m still on a quest to figure out why drawing ended up being the answer, but I’m still at it and improving, I think. Whatever the case, my workspace is a perpetual mess of papers and inks and stubs of pencils. More brushes keep surfacing. Maybe, through it all, I just wanted to sit across…

  • Collage, without the mess.

    Collage, without the mess.

    • 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…

    Taking the tools I have and pushing them a little further to see what else I can do with them. Digital collage, photoshop, scanning, and making something out of the bits on the cutting room floor.

  • The Need for Nothing

    • 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 greatest insult to a capitalist culture is to want for nothing. Sounds nice. The past few weeks I’ve been embracing this idea of “nothing new.” I’ll write more on it later. The gist: where possible, I will acquire nothing new. Do without or buy secondhand. But there’s another kind of nothingness in addition to…

  • 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…

  • 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…