For the sake of my mental health, and to celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus, who was born this week 2014 years ago, the same year Murica was founded, I'm taking the week off. The plan is to be back and better than ever in 2K15, but I guess we'll see about that. In the meantime, I put together this list of things I wrote in 2K14. Have a look and get caught up on anything you may have missed.
Essays - Here
I started the year out going hard with essays here. The 1,000-word op-ed is my favorite thing to write, but I somehow made less from these than I did writing for Medium, which doesn't even pay.
Essays - Medium
After I got done working on Kanye West Superstar, I figured I might use Medium to write a few lengthier articles. I did, and few of them became some of the most widely-read things I ever wrote.
I wrote quote a few of these this year, and I only felt like I was phoning them in once or twice. People seemed to enjoy reading them. Sign up, if you haven't already, at tinyletter.com/byroncrawford.
I didn't get to write as many of these as I'd like, mostly because restaurant food cost money, but that's probably for the best anyway. Big Pun ate at Red Lobster every day for a year, and you see what happened to him.