John Scholvin

still can't fit a half-stack in the trunk

20 Feb 2020

subscriber update

I'm hard at work on an email subcription thingy for this blog. I can reliably be counted on to spend a ton of time on the infrastructure of a thing before I actually use the thing. Examples include pedalboards I've built, offices I've occupied, runs ...
14 Feb 2020

album release

Today's the day! My band, Tiny Bit of Giant's Blood, has released our first full-length album, Gigantosaur. We've been working hard for months on this one, and it's a relief to finally have it out there for people to get into their ears. You can find...
12 Feb 2020

repotted

Before and after, left-to-right: I repotted lemon tree 4.0 last weekend. We upgraded her from a 10-inch pot to a 14-incher. For those who are new here (that'd be everyone), this is a plant that I've been growing since last winter from a seed, with t...
06 Feb 2020

invigorating

Well, that woke me right up. Internet service wasn't available on today's flight from Boston to O'Hare, so I wrote a little, had a glass of wine, and dozed the second half of the flight. I was groggy but starting to come out of it when we were in our...
04 Feb 2020

randoms

I bought a new pair of pants this weekend, and put them on this morning for the first time. When I reached into the pocket, I found the above note. So, I guess, “new” pants. I hope the previous owner enjoyed his breakfast. Last night was...
02 Feb 2020

running tech fail

I'm breaking up with MapMyRun today. It's over. The thrill is gone. There are a lot of other fish in the ocean, all of which can do the most basic thing that a run tracking app should do, which is, you know, to accurately track your fucking run. The ...
31 Jan 2020

Friday Five

On Saturday, I got together with a bunch of old friends who happen to be amazing musicians, and did a couple of sets of covers for an interesting fundraiser. It's this concept called Craftsman Cafe, the likes of which I haven't seen before. This amaz...
30 Jan 2020

Antifederalism

Jamelle Bouie writes in the Times this week that the antifederalists saw this coming: So too could the earliest critics of the Constitution. In talking and thinking about impeachment, observers and participants have gone on (and on) about the foundi...
29 Jan 2020

Row row row your ass

So I find myself for the second time training for a Ragnar while nursing an Achilles injury. At a time when I really should be racking up street miles, that's the worst thing to do. I'm left with cross-training, such as elliptcals, stationary bikes, ...
10 Jan 2020

Friday Five

What if humanity is an instance of the Peter Principle? A group of hominids on the savanna with above-average cleverness and opposable thumbs woke up a few dozen millennia later and found themselves in charge of a civilization of nearly ten billion, ...