Archive of all blog posts tagged 'these troubled times'


Let's Not Try To Understand All This Too Quickly (2020/07/26 05:00)
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 (2020/06/13 05:00)
And how we might be able to write about it.

The Enormity Of The World's Grief (2020/06/01 05:00)
"Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief." Easier said than done.

Fearful Asymmetry (2020/05/30 01:00)
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 (2020/05/06 05:00)
Welcome back to third grade.

Exact Thinking In Demented Times, And Other Delights (2020/05/01 05:00)
On Sir Popper's beautiful mind as an antidote for this terrible moment.

Of The Here And Now, Or The Anywhere And Always (2020/04/03 05:00)
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 (2020/03/31 05:00)
The point isn't to run away from what's around you, but to see something new despite it.

As If (2020/03/28 05:00)
"If infinity is too big for you, live in the day."

Some Sense Of Stability (2020/03/26 01:00)
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 / ? (2020/03/23 01:00)
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 (2020/03/18 01:00)
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 (2020/03/16 08:00)
A third letter to a dead friend.

Hello From The Other Side, Pt. 2 (2020/02/28 08:00)
Another letter to a long-dead friend.


Hello From The Other Side (2019/08/05 08:00)
A letter to a long-dead friend.


You Can't Beat People Up And Have Them Say "I Love You" (2018/10/06 08:00)
On the unneeded cruelties of the moment.

Reality Knocks (2018/07/03 08:00)
And loud.

Be Ye Not As Jerks (2018/07/02 08:00)
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 (2018/06/29 08:00)
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 (2018/06/26 01:00)

New Days Of Blood And Sorrow (2018/06/26 08:00)
"Revealed at Last! What Killed the Dinosaurs! And You Don’t Look so Terrific Yourself."

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