D.T. Pennington

Writer – Photographer – Creative Coach

Tag: essays

  • Entertained to the Death of It

    Entertained to the Death of It

    • Your Apps Are Worthless

      Your Apps Are Worthless

      The more apps I use, the more things I need to tend, the less energy I have to write/ read/ nap/ think/ whatever. Think of it like “app zero.”

    • The Gallery Next Door

      The Gallery Next Door

      Show me what you are. Don’t wait to pick up on a clue of something you think I might like – I’d rather you show me what you’re into. Let…

    • Entertained to the Death of It

      Entertained to the Death of It

      The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of…

    • All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      “Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.”

    • I Won’t Like It

      I Won’t Like It

      It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions…

    • What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      This all reminds me of Parkinson’s Law: work contracts to fit the time you give it. My goal is fairly simple: restrict my “work” to 15 hours a week. Three,…

    The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of the news report when the headline gives you just enough to keep up at social hour? Why have a salad when you can get the…

  • Math as a Liberal Art

    Math as a Liberal Art

    • Your Apps Are Worthless

      Your Apps Are Worthless

      The more apps I use, the more things I need to tend, the less energy I have to write/ read/ nap/ think/ whatever. Think of it like “app zero.”

    • The Gallery Next Door

      The Gallery Next Door

      Show me what you are. Don’t wait to pick up on a clue of something you think I might like – I’d rather you show me what you’re into. Let…

    • Entertained to the Death of It

      Entertained to the Death of It

      The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of…

    • All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      “Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.”

    • I Won’t Like It

      I Won’t Like It

      It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions…

    • What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      This all reminds me of Parkinson’s Law: work contracts to fit the time you give it. My goal is fairly simple: restrict my “work” to 15 hours a week. Three,…

    The problem with math – at least with math instruction – is that everything is presented as a problem to be solved, and there is one solution. It wouldn’t be until a seminar on etymology that I started to understand where my mathematical collapse begun.

  • Notes on: The Summer Cold

    Notes on: The Summer Cold

    • Your Apps Are Worthless

      Your Apps Are Worthless

      The more apps I use, the more things I need to tend, the less energy I have to write/ read/ nap/ think/ whatever. Think of it like “app zero.”

    • The Gallery Next Door

      The Gallery Next Door

      Show me what you are. Don’t wait to pick up on a clue of something you think I might like – I’d rather you show me what you’re into. Let…

    • Entertained to the Death of It

      Entertained to the Death of It

      The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of…

    • All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      “Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.”

    • I Won’t Like It

      I Won’t Like It

      It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions…

    • What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      This all reminds me of Parkinson’s Law: work contracts to fit the time you give it. My goal is fairly simple: restrict my “work” to 15 hours a week. Three,…

    The drugs keep me upright and focused. Two parts Dexedrine, five parts dextromethorphan, three parts doxylamine, drink it down with some cold coffee and you’re good for the morning. It is nothing any sane doctor would recommend, but the hours melt away and the words pile up and the little checkmarks on my to-do list…

  • Notes on the Dead Reckoning

    Notes on the Dead Reckoning

    • Your Apps Are Worthless

      Your Apps Are Worthless

      The more apps I use, the more things I need to tend, the less energy I have to write/ read/ nap/ think/ whatever. Think of it like “app zero.”

    • The Gallery Next Door

      The Gallery Next Door

      Show me what you are. Don’t wait to pick up on a clue of something you think I might like – I’d rather you show me what you’re into. Let…

    • Entertained to the Death of It

      Entertained to the Death of It

      The viewers of Entertainment can’t look away and their bodies rot while they watch TV. Why read a book when you can scroll through Instagram? Why read the history of…

    • All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      All The Good Stuff Is At The Bottom

      “Having to read footnotes resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.”

    • I Won’t Like It

      I Won’t Like It

      It’s not that I think pop culture creates sub-par stuff. It’s how we’re asked to perceive popular culture that steps on the significance it could have. We’re not asking questions…

    • What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      What The Hell Is a Hobby?

      This all reminds me of Parkinson’s Law: work contracts to fit the time you give it. My goal is fairly simple: restrict my “work” to 15 hours a week. Three,…

    A decade ago, in a February, I was standing in knee high grass well before dawn on the side of a two-lane highway miles outside of Te Anau waiting for a ride. It is four in the morning and my body is stuck in that hungover moment where I can’t stomach the idea of eating…