Posts By: Karl Low

Darjeeling Jones

Darjeeling is a teacher, writer, and amateur drycleaner. Fetishes include ’70s funk, Stanley Kubrick, Korean barbecue, and cream-filled donuts.

The Porkpie Hat—Cracked Wide Open

“Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I’ve decided, is only a slow sewing shut.” Jodi Picoult There is a place on the borderlands of our consciousness, where the great beasts of human inventiveness—human potential—frolic and prowl.  It is the realm where art and science, left brain attention to detail and… Read more »

Porkpie Hat—All Who Wander are not Lost

To put it kindly, my years of formal education were a mess.  In elementary school, I was “The Little Engine That Couldn’t,” trying to haul freight cars filled with thunderstorms and shadows along torn-up rails, over jagged, bleak mountain passes. Predictably, my high school years were a battleground.  I was forever behind enemy lines, learning… Read more »