Naive Yearly, Tiny Awards, Rotating Sandwiches and Birthdays
Since my last newsletter in early July, we left the heatwave in Athens to visit family in Austria and Slovenia. The first days were rainy. Tropical rain-rainy with thunderstorms and falling trees. I soaked the water like plants do after a dry season and jumped in the puddles with Uno, who turned three years old, leaving me with sentimental wet eyes and pride.
Another thing that happened during the newsletter hiatus was Tiny Awards. We received 1500 votes across the nominated sites, and Rotating Sandwich won. Thank you to everyone who participated and helped manifest our tiny award for the small, playful and heartfelt web.
Wednesday it is my birthday, and Friday, many of my friends in the computer join me at the National Film School of Denmark for the inaugural edition of Naive Yearly. It is going to be an extraordinary moment when I take the stage to set the day in motion in front of such a caring audience. I’m writing this because it might mean I won’t send a newsletter next Sunday.
Our Story is a communal writing experiment.
Burgers is the preceder to rotating sandwiches.
Peel the layers of an internet onion to reveal heartfelt essays on love, self-expression and emoji language. The onion is online for another four weeks, then it disappears for a year.
This website, the-life-and-death-of-an-internet-onion.com, will live from July 26th through August 30th, 2023 — about 5 weeks total, the average lifespan of a non-refrigerated onion. — Laurel Schwulst
A blog post about group chat. It is short and sweet, and reads like a diary entry.
a group chat is a gift, a kaleidoscope of hope and stories and stale memes and fresh ones, a gift of the afternoons we’ll spend with 1000-piece puzzle heartbreaks, a gift of the laughter of some someones i love so much that it shakes the cage of my chest, a gift of days made and favors done and punchlines crafted and ribs jabbed and rare hearts brought close to share. thanks for that. — Henry
Welcome to the three hundred new readers. And thank you to Emily, Charmaine, Britt and Jardel for upgrading to paid subscriptions.