Recent posts tagged these troubled times


2020


No, You Really Couldn't Make This Up If You Tried

On the notion that if our moment in time were a story, nobody would believe a word of it.

Suddenly, It's All Science Fiction

If I didn't feel before like I was living in a science fiction novel, this year sure clinched that feeling. But not for the reasons you might think.

How Much More History Can We Live Through?

And once we do, what do we take away from it all?

The Innumeracy Of Moral Equivalency

Why some people respond to reports of deaths in numbers with minimizing tactics.

Let's Not Try To Understand All This Too Quickly

In a conversation with a friend, about the way our crazy moment in time is shaping our creative decisions, I kept coming back to a phrase I've said to myself before: "Let's not try to understand all this too quickly."

The New Absurd Is The New Normal

And how we might be able to write about it.

The Enormity Of The World's Grief

"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief." Easier said than done.

Fearful Asymmetry

If I could sum up the problem of modern politics in only a few words, it would be this: the asymmetry of the motivations of the participants.

The Nyah-Nyah World

Welcome back to third grade.

Exact Thinking In Demented Times, And Other Delights

On Sir Popper's beautiful mind as an antidote for this terrible moment.

Of The Here And Now, Or The Anywhere And Always

I've long been wary of using fiction as a system of polemic, not because I don't care about the world we live in but because such things typically make for bad fiction

Escapism In Bad Times

The point isn't to run away from what's around you, but to see something new despite it.

As If

"If infinity is too big for you, live in the day."

Some Sense Of Stability

When all this madness first really lit up, I made a promise to myself: I wasn't going to post anything here that was simply an echo of anything you could find anywhere else.

Recommended Reading In Difficult Times, Pt. 1 / ?

Since many of you are stuck indoors right now and going a little stir crazy, I have some nonfiction reading suggestions that shed light on our moment from different directions.

From The Bunker

Like most of you, I'm "sheltering in place" -- which is actually not all that different from what I already do. The difference is that now I don't have a choice.

Hello From The Other Side, Pt. 3

A third letter to a dead friend.

Hello From The Other Side, Pt. 2

Another letter to a long-dead friend.

2019


Hello From The Other Side

A letter to a long-dead friend.

2018


You Can't Beat People Up And Have Them Say "I Love You"

On the unneeded cruelties of the moment.

Reality Knocks

And loud.

Be Ye Not As Jerks

There is no guarantee of victory; there isn't even a guarantee of continuation. But you miss all the shots you don't take.

The Long And Winding Game

We didn't get into this mess all at once and we're not going to get out of it all at once, either.

A Little Something

The folks at Birth. Movies. Death. are raffling off movie goods for a good cause (the Texas Civil Rights Project). The more you donate, the greater the odds you'll get the goods you want. Minimum raffle is $10.

New Days Of Blood And Sorrow

"Revealed at Last! What Killed the Dinosaurs! And You Don’t Look so Terrific Yourself."


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