about me

speed read: ideas, co-creation, community, cats, iPhones, iMacs, nikons, converse, photo projects, colored pens, moleskines, books, podcasts, minifigures, fabric, art supplies, strawberries, kitchen dreams, words and more words, lego, maersk, microsoft, south dakota, chicago, copenhagen, manila, longing, struggling, creating, wishing, making, kitsch, nostalgia, the liminal space.

this blog is more than ten years old now! i can't believe it. have we really been blogging for so long? i created it in 2004, but didn't really start blogging in earnest until 2007. i find blogging to be a cathartic, therapeutic thing. i write to figure out what i think about things and this is the space where i do that. that's why it's a little bit hard to say what moments of perfect clarity is really about, because it's about whatever's on my mind at a given moment. but i suppose at the base of it, it is about my search for those elusive moments of perfect clarity, where things make sense. even if only for a fleeting moment.

i go by julochka online because julie is a pretty common name in the interwebs. it fits me, because i studied russian literature and it has a bit of a russian feel to it. however, i'm not russian, but american, tho' i've lived in denmark for 17 years now, so even that distinction fades (despite my passport). the sense of not really fully belonging here or there is a common theme here on the blog. i call it my mid-atlantic feeling. it's not always the most comfortable feeling, but you eventually get used it and it begins to feel like a beloved old pair of converse that you can slip into without untying them.

you may have noticed that i don't much like capital letters. i explain a little bit about that here.

thank you for stopping by, don't be afraid to leave a comment and say hello.

if you want to email me, you can do so at jknachti (at) gmail (dot) com.

*updated february 2015, while waiting in the liminal space.