Hi, my name is Jolens and Jolenismo is my diary.

I named this website after myself because I write about myself a lot. I know I shouldn’t, but I do it anyway. “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.