Cultural Horror and Prosperity

This has been the most difficult entry in this series to write. It’s hard to draw a connection between cultural horror and prosperity. Not without falling into an utterly predictable rant about late-stage capitalism or other sorts of yadda yadda yadda. Especially since I live in Europe. People have food, clothing, shelter, education, and health care. […]

Cultural Horror and Creativity

Today I want to look at the interplay of cultural horror and creativity. This is possibly the most relevant of this series of posts. Many creators have written about the difficult they’ve had making things during this period of history. It can feel frivolous, or outright pointless. I get that. Climate change is killing the […]

Cultural Horror and Simplicity

Cultural horror and simplicity do not immediately seem like compatible concepts. How do I reconcile talking about minimalism and simple living with any discussion of injustice, toxic elements in society, and general rudeness, cruelty, and willful ignorance? Is there an approach that honors what I want to say about each, in a way that one […]

A Cultural Horror Magna Carta

Once upon a time I wrote a zine called HUBRIS: The Journal of Cultural Horror. It was an ambitious monthly publication centered on cruel, unjust, and terrifying things going on in the world. I envisioned doing six issues, after which I’d reset and possibly do another six. I burned out after 5. Cultural horror is […]

This Post is Not About Politics

My policy is to not write about politics. I will write about minimalism, about productivity, about self-care, but not about politics. That said, this post is kind of, sort of, about politics, but it’s really about the simplify, create, thrive ethos in action. The European Court of Justice has ruled that the United Kingdom can […]