Writer, editor, professor, etc. For more information, see jaygabler.com.
“After breaking up with Steve and quitting my job, I didn’t have much to do but sit around my parent’s house, smoke weed, and feel sad. At night, I would get stoned and drive without a destination, unsure of where I belonged or why I was alive, certain that I’d never answer those questions if I continued existing in this way yet somehow unable to do anything else. One time I followed three red dots on the horizon until they became radio towers in a field in front of me. I’ve always thought of radio towers (if I’ve thought of radio towers) as things with functions so passive that they might eventually “evolve” into abstractions. Seeing them so large and up close made them look like they had a sense of humor about their purposelessness, yet were obliged to endure existence by quietly blinking on and off in a distant field, barely visible except at night.”
Appropriately, this photo captures her in a Joni Mitchell moment. There are some very Joni-like qualities to Megan Boyle (mystical yet real, focused on the tragic vagaries of love and life, known for ill-fated affairs with male luminaries in her field), but I have to think that Joni Mitchell as an Internet writer would have been a Rookie Girl…if only for the hats.