The Rusty Taco
If you’ve ever wandered the chaotic Minneapolis food truck scene over lunch, you’re familiar with just how completely overwhelming your options can be. Do I want tacos or a sandwich, american or Korean, organic or whatever the other option is, etc? I face these decisions numerous times a week, as I’m generally opposed to the idea of eating lunch at my desk. Anyway, sometime last week I had exhausted all my options and was making my way to my default lunch options, Jimmy Johns, when I noticed a relatively short line at the Rusty Taco truck. I quickly made the decision to make it my lunch for the day and began inspecting the menu.
Good writing is clear. Talented writing is energetic. Good writing avoids errors. Talented writing makes things happen in the reader’s mind — vividly, forcefully — that good writing, which stops with clarity and logic, doesn’t.
Vellee Deli BBQ Pork Tacos
I’ve been to the Vellee Deli food truck a few times now, both previous voyages having taken place last summer. My initial foray was on a warm day, when the line’s for other trucks were too long and I was craving street food, then once again on their last day of the season. Both times the food was satisfying, both in taste and in terms of my stomach being feel, so I was looking forward to their return to the streets this summer.
What you read is important, but not all important. How you read is the main consideration. For if you know how to read, there’s a world of education even in the newspapers, the magazines, on a single billboard or a stray advertising dodger.
The secret of good reading is this: read critically!
I nearly forgot how goddamn wonderful this city can be when the sun hits it right and the weather creeps above freezing.
My best writing advice? Write something that people might not “enjoy” but will never forget. … Our tastes change with time, and something that persists has a chance of getting appreciated more in the future.
Q:Hey, how long did it take for your copy of Brutalism to arrive?
I don’t believe it was more than 8 days. There was no shipping or order confirmation, so it was 8 days spent worrying I had wasted $25, but it eventually showed up.