Hi, my name is Jolens and this website is my diary.

I named this site after myself because I write about myself a lot. “For self-pity there must remain a self,” writes Christian Wiman in a poem. Maybe I’m just trying to get rid of the Self; maybe I’m just lazy.

Anyway, please feel free to explore this blog and judge my snooty opinions and grammar mistakes. Hate mail and love letters are always welcome at jumpingjolens@gmail.com.

PS: My current avatar is Edward Hopper’s Automat.