I was joking today that we put old people in homes to make sure that we don't have to learn anything from them but it got me thinking a lot about "The Greatest Generation" and their effect on … [Read More...]
This probably sounds obvious. But I think we often speak of great teachers separate from their love of what they teach. There are many people who love subjects who are incapable of teaching about … [Read More...]
I recently listened to a Radiolab show entitled "Numbers" which, among other things, dealt with logarithmic counting versus integer counting. All humans naturally count logarithmically. If, for … [Read More...]
I am very frightened of my parents getting older. I have no experience of old age. I worry too about how little I am able to anticipate the demands and pitfalls of parenthood. I feel unprepared, … [Read More...]
I wasn't able to write for a long time because I wasn't into fixing things. I wanted them to come out perfect right away. I would sit and wait for the sentence to come out just right. I didn't … [Read More...]
"This is Ruskin's third book. He will write two more to middling success before his wife discovers that his torrid descriptions of extra-marital affairs come primarily from personal experience and she … [Read More...]
I now make this face my dad makes. When he thinks he clever or he's making a witty or off color comment my dad kind of scrunches up his cheeks and pokes his tongue out a little between his teeth and … [Read More...]
I'm not sure how this is cut together. It could be interviews where people self-righteously complain about something that later is revealed to have killed them in an ironic manner (like someone killed … [Read More...]
My name is Nate Baumgart. I am a writer in Chicago. This site is a showcase and collaborative space for my work.
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