2016.12.16 : one at a time, not all at once.

The trouble with a daily writing practice is that it has to be daily and it has to be in spite of whatever resistance one is feeling to the idea of sitting down to write. The purpose is to learn to circumnavigate that resistance. It is very, very hard.I’ve spent a good deal of time lately trying to … Continue reading 2016.12.16 : one at a time, not all at once.

2016.12.12 : the struggle of waking destroys the dreamer

Wasn’t the world supposed to end on this date four years ago?It feels like maybe it was working on it, and we weren’t paying attention.There’s snow on the ground and rain falling from the sky and winter is making its way across New England and I was less prepared for it than I expected. I’ve … Continue reading 2016.12.12 : the struggle of waking destroys the dreamer

2016.12.01 : binary system failure

American political culture suffers from a unique failure of binary systems. Politics everywhere fall into this particular trap, but something about the American mindset makes it particularly prone to this pitfall and historically predisposed to it. The tendency for a moralistic binary of “good” versus “bad,” completely ignores the modifying appendages which not only render … Continue reading 2016.12.01 : binary system failure