Chronicles, Depth

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

I realize how terrible I’ve been with my official website. I go and tweet and tumbl and what-the-hell-ever else, but leave this place, my home, untended and sad. I’m sorry. I’m so very sorry.

In the meantime, two new essays are up The Classical.  The first, ”A Chronicle of Doing It: Nike and Destruction,” explores the way Nike has gotten to where they currently are in skateboarding. Seems to me there’s something to be learned, there. Though I’m open to suggestions regarding exactly what that is, exactly.

The second is roughly half of an essay called “The Deap Seams: A Search for Fun in David Foster Wallace’s Peoria,” which appears in the first, beautiful, massive issue of The Chicagoan. You really wouldn’t believe the way people are crawling all over one another for this issue in Chicago right now. It’s like Furbies or something. But look, here is the link the excerpt, which many thanks to Pete Beatty at The Classical for working with me to get this thing up there.

Thanks, folks. More to share very soon…


Thursday, November 10th, 2011

If you’re a person who wonders why I don’t have any books finished or even forthcoming, technically, one reason is that I have been skating more than writing, and teaching full time now at Roosevelt University’s MFA program. I’ve somehow not mentioned this yet. I’ve been there since August. When I skate all summer I get footage of proximal bros and then I get a little more more recently, and then I messily compile it by trial and error. Here is “Tall Down There,” what I will call a short film. A short film.

Every Time Makes…Makes Us Better

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Some overdo updates to arrive very soon, but for now here’s a little video of the buds’ recent activities. Music from Serengeti.

Every Time Makes….Makes Us Better from kyle beachy on Vimeo.

Folks on Backs

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Here is the photo I used for the essay that will appear in the the My Parents Were Awesome book in a couple months. The point here is give folks a chance to revel as I reveled in the photo, staring deep into it and noticing whatever I could.

Also, there’s this thing here: The Most Fun Thing.