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I Realized I Was Beginning to Spiral

My plans for the weekend include writing project plans, outlining the next several books, and watching the train wreck that will be Wrestlemania 36. The latter warrants its own post next week, after it’s over. On Friday I realized I was beginning to spiral. It was a mixture of anxiety and executive dysfunction. I need […]

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The Real Pandemic is the Lack of Critical Thinking

This morning I unfollowed someone that was being an asshat on Instagram. Seriously, Instagram. The place where I follow art museums, mid-century furniture dealers, and dogs. The one social media platform where, in spite of it being owned by Facebook, I can get away from the baseline crazy. Well, apparently not any more. The lack […]

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April 3 2020: The Latest Information

April 3 2020: Numbers, numbers, numbers, we know, it’s bad. People who have been slow to grasp objective reality are coming around to the hard truth that this isn’t the flu, it’s not going to miraculously go away, and life as we know it is going to be jacked up for a while. That said, […]

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Being Here and Still Trying to Be Better

Sometimes, being here and still trying to be better is all the victory you need… Dwayne Johnson, who fascinates me with the weird position in the culture he’s taken, recently gave a talk in which he said, “at some point you’ve got to be fucking tired of not being number one.”  Which is fair, and […]

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Interlude: Food Insecurity and My Anxiety Disorder

For some reason I talk more about food on Twitter than I do here. I used to post pictures of things I’d cooked on Instagram, but it made me uncomfortable after a while. Food insecurity is a huge issue for a lot of people, and I don’t expect that the current crisis is going to […]