A song to read by: "Space Song," by Beach House
What I’m reading: "Geek Love," by Katherine Dunn
It's not goodbye, it's see you later
In a twist of fate, the article I wrote last week about returning to the office served as a good primer for today: A lot has changed in my life in the last several months, and I have made the decision to step away from Medialyte for the time being, at least until the start of the new year.
I am not shutting down Medialyte, nor am I leaving it for good. But, thankfully, I no longer live the same life I lived during the depths of the pandemic, and I need my newsletter-writing efforts to reflect that.
I am going into the office, to events on weeknights and on trips over the weekends. As a result, the amount of time and mental bandwidth I have been able to devote to my newsletter has dwindled, and in some ways so has my zeal to write it.
In addition to my schedule vastly changing, so has the context for my writing. When I started this newsletter, I was in grad school and my goal was to find myself in a position where I could write, think, talk and debate all things media. Now, I do those things every day for Adweek, and I love it.
But you can kill something you love by doing it too much, and I don't want that to happen with my passion for the media world. So, I am taking a step back, taking a much-needed break and trying to figure out what role Medialyte can play in my post-pandemic life.
Please feel free to reach out with thoughts, questions, tips and compliments. Thank you, as always, for reading!
Some good readin'
— I got to profile David Haskell, the editor in chief of New York Magazine. Please read this! (Adweek)
— I went to Dirt's one-year anniversary last night! Hands down, Dirt is one of the most interesting, innovative media companies in the industry right now. (Dirt)
— The origin story of Benihana's! Full of so many gems, including the fact that Steve Aoki is one of his estranged children? (The Ringer)
Cover image: "Fox Leaving Cover," by James Pollard