Alan Jacobs


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Another pro tip: While you’re waiting a week for the limoncello to brew, add the juice from the Meyer lemons to bourbon and honey syrup to make Gold Rushes.

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Pro tip: when life hands you Meyer lemons, make limoncello.

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Fun and games.

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Currently reading: Standing by Words by Wendell Berry ๐Ÿ“š

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My buddy Rob Miner bought this for me in Amsterdam – and it sounds great. But I’m concerned that I’ll soon be haunting record stores and asking questions like “Do you happen to have the Dutch pressing? I’m led to believe that it’s especially fine.”

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Re: yesterdayโ€™s cover art, How to Think has now been translated into:

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There’s a lot of this. Also, Angus is committed to (a) peeing outside and (b) pooping inside.

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Cover for the forthcoming Arabic translation of How to Think.

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Currently reading: The King of Elfland’s Daughter by Lord Dunsany ๐Ÿ“š

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Currently reading: Essayism: On Form, Feeling, and Nonfiction by Brian Dillon ๐Ÿ“š

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A proper Texas breakfast.

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Drives me slightly nuts when I am one letter away from an enormous word.

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I said to Angus this morning, “Certain elements of your behavior are irreconcilable with rational principles.” He responded by biting me on the chin.

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Currently reading (in one of my most treasured volumes): Mont Saint Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams ๐Ÿ“š

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Glamour shot.

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It’s good to be back on campus.

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Currently reading: Phantastes by George MacDonald ๐Ÿ“š

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Pro tip: When you’re trying to get a portrait shot, it’s important that the subject remain still.

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โ€ฆ but heโ€™s getting quite comfortable already.

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Angus was a little nervous for the first few minutes hereโ€ฆ

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Currently reading ๐Ÿ“š

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SO cool to see this from my friend (and former colleague) Shawn Okpebholo!