I’m watching “Law & Order” and “The Simpsons”, but I’m still getting most of my philosophy from Morrissey. I’m on a Mac writing late into the evening using Microsoft Word. I’m still a little bummed out that Carolina got bumped from the NCAA tournament at least two games too early, and now our star center/forward is going pro. Tessa and I hang out with a small group of writers in our weirdly creative town, and Chip, Bud, Jon, Salem and Lindsay are among my best friends in the world. It is 1989 and I’m a senior at the University of North Carolina.
For all this talk of change, it’s incredible how much is exactly the same. Sometimes our culture moves so fast that it creates a blur, and can be barely told apart from a standstill.