On Men And Misbehavior (and Hulk Hogan)
It's 2019, and we have a society to run.
I need to say a thing about men and bad behavior in 2019. But first, some stage-setting. It started oddly enough in a discussion about WWE, and the tribute they did to the recently departed Mean Gene Oakerlund on Monday Night Raw last night. The company carted out the orange-skinned faux-blonde Hulk Hogan to deliver […]
Lots going on in my head. This is me sussing it out.
There’s plenty to say about 2018. From a political standpoint, sociological standpoint, technological standpoint, cultural standpoint… Lots and lots happened. And most of it was covered by people better suited than me. I’m kind of out of the whole analysis game these days. It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I don’t think I […]
Budget Air Travel
How I used to fly compares starkly to how I fly now... If I fly at all
Flying a budget airline will wake you up to almost every myth about modern middle class life. (I wrote this post in parts and pieces on my phone during a trip to New York this past weekend, and have since edited it so it actually makes sense instead of simply being shorthand “Peacockese”.) Here […]
Pain, Strength, and Growing Up
Hurting your back in middle age hurts more than your back. But in the end, there's growth in pain. Or something, I dunno. Whatever, just read this ok
Hurting your back in middle age hurts more than your back. But in the end, there’s growth in pain. Or something, I dunno. Whatever, just read this ok
The Tetris Effect Effect
Tetris Effect made me cry, in the best way possible.
How To Deal With The Paradoxically Ignorant
You can't win their game, because the rules are dumb. So make your own.
You can’t win their game, because the rules are dumb. So make your own.
Why Bother? (Pt. 2)
Even after a few weeks of ruminating on it, I'm still asking that question -- but this time, about trying to reach people. And also, a return to daily blogging?
As a reformed shithead, I constantly feel pushed to try to awaken other shitheads to the reality that there’s a better way to be. And as a reformed shithead, I have to constantly remind myself just how useless that was when my head was fully up my own ass. I couldn’t hear anyone while I […]
There's not a day that goes by when I don't ask myself this question. Here is my attempt to answer that question, both for myself and for you.
Six months ago, I quit a perfectly decent well-paying job at one of the “Big Four” firms in America to write cyberpunk fiction novels. And there’s not a day that goes by where I don’t ask myself “Why do I even fucking bother?” This morning, I decided to try to figure that out, because honestly, […]
Our Infinite Play Trigger List
It used to be only the smells of Autumn could tell me how to feel... Now, Deep Learning meets deep emotions on the daily and it's weird.
It used to be only the smells of Autumn could tell me how to feel… Now, Deep Learning meets deep emotions on the daily and it’s weird.
An Open Letter To The ComicsGate Guys
More specifically, to the ones who can't understand that what they are doing is only hurting themselves, and are open to learning another way to be a "real fan."
More specifically, to the ones who can’t understand that what they are doing is only hurting themselves, and are open to learning another way to be a “real fan.”