Jerks-R-Us (2019/05/01 05:00)
People who say "I'm a jerk and proud of it" are sending a signal they should be avoided. The problem is we aren't always in a position to enact that advice.
Mop And Pail, Dustpan And Broom (2018/12/04 05:00)
How PCs become trash accumulators that rival any closet, garage, crawlspace, or basement.
Narcissism And No-Self (2018/10/09 08:00)
On a Zen concept vs a psychological one.
Now Is The Only Moment Of Your Life, And Other Necessary Delusions (2018/09/25 05:00)
It doesn't mean the present moment is the only thing that exists, or that plans are foolish things.
Too Smart For Your Own Good (2018/09/03 08:00)
"Beginner's mind" is not something we can impose on others.
Revenge Of The Big Lie (2018/08/01 05:00)
I don't see any of this ending well, but I'd rather be on whatever side of history valued verifiable truths over comfortable lies.
Psycho Fandom, Qu'est-ce que c'est? (2018/07/10 05:00)
Steve has some notes on pathological fandom that are worth a read. A few things stood out.
The Incuriosity Complex (2018/04/20 05:00)
Being generally incurious about life is bad enough; it's far worse when you're trying to create.
This Is What You Want, This Is What You Get (2018/04/18 08:00)
"No man demands what he desires; each man demands what he fancies he can get."
The Royal We And The Singular I (2018/02/26 08:00)
On what we do with the discovery that we're not things, but processes.
The Attention Thieves (2018/02/12 08:00)
Boredom's not a burden anyone should bear.
Arrested Development (2017/12/01 08:00)
Comics and video games are low-hanging fruit that anyone can use for cheap shots about maturity.
On The Burning Of Two Bridges (2017/11/30 08:00)
Self-pity is no way to ask for help.
Turn That Damned Thing Off (2017/11/09 08:00)
On the autohypnosis of the boob tube.
Validation Is A Drug (2017/11/07 08:00)
And one of the most intoxicating for do-it-yourselfer creators.
Give No F**ks But Plenty Of Damns (2017/10/29 06:00)
How not to let self-determination turn into a mission to merely offend.
Ignorance Of Others Can Be Bliss (2017/10/20 08:00)
“You have to worry about your own work and ignore what everyone else is doing.”
If You Really Cared About This ... (2017/10/16 08:00)
Why the morality-play view of personal responsibility is bogus.
Captains Of Our Souls (2017/10/15 08:00)
“The premise is not ‘I have you what you need, let me give it to you.’ It’s ‘You have what you need and we’ll find it.’”
Other-Upsmanship (2017/10/14 08:00)
I started writing, why? Because "I could do that, too."
Where's The Rest Of Me? (2017/10/01 08:00)
Me, minus a little of my mouth.
But What If The Moment Sucks? (2017/08/09 08:00)
On the problems inherent in "living in the moment".
Original Formula Dept. (2017/06/26 08:00)
It's important to deliver original things in the way that matter; it's not important to be original everywhere and always.
It Takes A Worried Man Dept. (2017/06/03 08:00)
On taming my inner fussbudget.
Engines Of Empathy Dept. (2017/05/16 08:00)
Does reading make us more empathic, or do more empathic people just make better readers?
Science fiction, rebooted.
New York City
Other Lives Of The Mind