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The story of my family’s move from Sugar Land Texas to Cairo Egypt, then back again.

Duration 16:41, told onstage at the ‘Wanderlust’ Shelf Life event in April 2017. Recording provided courtesy of David Wayne Reed / Shelf Life.

 
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The story of getting lost in Italy and getting found in Kansas City.

Duration 14:05, told onstage at the ‘Lost and Found’ Shelf Life event in April 2018. Recording provided courtesy of David Wayne Reed / Shelf Life.

 

The story of becoming the new mailman for people and places I had hoped to leave.

Duration 22:33, told onstage at the ‘Odd Jobs’ Shelf Life event in April 2019. Recording provided courtesy of David Wayne Reed / Shelf Life.

 

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WRITTEN

A primer on the importance of being plainspoken when talking about art.

The first in a five-part series of short essays about art, originally posted on Informality Blog on June 5, 2017.

 

A partly-fictionalized ethical question about making work.

The second in a five-part series of short essays about art, originally posted on Informality Blog on July 6, 2017.

 

A comparison between parsing differences and swimming with friends.

The third in a five-part series of short essays about art, originally posted on Informality Blog on August 12, 2017.

 

A true story about the relationship between a cat and a studio practice.

The fourth in a five-part series of short essays about art, originally posted on Informality Blog on December 1, 2017.

 

A reminder about the relative importance / unimportance of all of this.

The fifth and final in a five-part series of short essays about art, originally posted on Informality Blog on June 14, 2018.