ON SF exhaustion, and the point of believing in tomorrow.
A mindset to be identified and resisted.
On a childhood possession and the nature of grasping.
I write fiction because I do not want to die feeling I have had no control over my life.
If you don't work on yourself, it makes the job of others defining you against your will easier for them.
On Zen as the "do-nothing" philosophy (which it isn't).
Zen as nonintellectual, rather than anti-intellectual. But also non-passive.
I sometimes feel like books about writing should be prefaced with, "You won't find any 'literature' here."
"If you understand Zen as a kind of practice to be a best horse you will have a problem."
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