D.T. Pennington

Writer – Photographer – Creative Coach

Tag: manifesto

  • A Personal Manifesto for 2024

    A Personal Manifesto for 2024

    • 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,…

    Forget Resolutions. Long Live the Manifesto!

  • Notes On: The Manifesto

    Notes On: The Manifesto

    • 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 first draft of every manifesto comes from a place of fear, anxiety, frustration – a position of “fuck this.” A single event – bad traffic, an asshole boss, an absurdly horrible day – and the pressure is let off. The gas burns, the rant begins. Most people rant, rave, have three glasses of wine…