Tag: perspective

politics

Here’s The Thing

I was going to write about ultraviolence in fiction today, but I’ve been sidetracked by a pair of incredibly skewed tweets-slash-tweet streams that didn’t make any sense. The first involved a woman stating that the word billionaire should be a slur, and that no one with that much money should be considered anything other than …

writing

Pretense

I’ve always hated pretension.  The intentional obscuring of some “deeper truth” through “clever” means is anathema to everything I am. My whole life, I’ve played devil’s advocate.  You say the sky is blue, I’ll point out that at night, it’s black, and that we shouldn’t get so stuck on our dogma.  I’ll point out it’s …

personal development

Self-Help

the message given is not the message written dissonance abounds I read a lot of self-help books. I know, I know.  My sister-in-law makes fun of me for it as well. The thing is, I don’t necessarily read them because I need help.  I do, but I learned a long time ago that these books …