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Rise of the Ableist Supermen

There was a time when I was critical of people who, in my perception, wasted time on trivial things. This was always in conjunction with them complaining that they had no time for seemingly more important tasks. Taking 30 minutes to cook a meal, for example, was declared to  be impossible. Reading was a luxury […]

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Things I Can’t Let Go Of

As I make a concerted effort to embrace my hermitage, I keep flashing back to specific memories that led me here. They’re things I can’t let go of, for whatever reason. I can’t figure out why, but I feel that I need to. Let me share an anecdote as an example. Those who’ve know and/or […]

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Novels versus the Internet

The other day I expressed my feelings about something on Twitter. This was, of course, met with the standard reactions one would expect from people online. My take on the situation was wrong, my feelings were wrong, I should just avoid the thing that’s bothering me. You can’t just say something out loud to get […]

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The Good News Is, It’s Not Coronavirus

Last night I spent more time awake than asleep. My cough has been getting worse, and kicked in about every 45 minutes. It’s been over a week, and nothing seems to be touching this lower respiratory infection. This naturally has some folks immediately reacting for the coronavirus panic button. It turns out that it’s not […]

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The Terrifying Reality of Fork People

My wife the elementary school art teacher used to do projects with kids involving ordinary objects. The point was to get them to look at everyday things from a different perspective. She’d hold up a fork, for example, and ask them what else it could be. They’d yell out things like “the devil’s pokey thing” […]