13 Word Story: Pyrrhus Would Be Proud

Things are already getting worse climate-wise. We've had a string of hottest years ever. The average global temperature is rising. Polar ice and mountain glaciers are waning. Tundra is melting, and releasing more greenhouse gases. The complex weather systems of Earth are becoming chaotic and less predictable--as climate change theory predicts (a theory is a... Continue Reading →

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Thread: Mental Health, Money Stress, And It’s Hard Out Here For A Writer

        https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/941108294189449216       https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/941108295330344960   https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/941108296370589697     https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/941108297754730498 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/941108298740391936 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/941108299616997376 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/941108300564877312 https://twitter.com/Tao23/status/941108301814738945 So, there's today's peek into my psyche. Maybe there are some clues there into why I often write about alienation and deprivation and internal turmoil. I don't know, it's so subtle...¬† O.O

Treehugging Is Good For You

I've heard the "treehugger" sneer often enough in my life, and it makes no sense to me. As if valuing the resources and beauty in nature is bad. As if having some housepride in our common home, Earth, and keeping it looking and functioning well is foolish. As if simply not metaphorically pooping where we... Continue Reading →

An Argument For Animism

  I'm not an animist, but watching the sun sparkle on the water at the edges of the shadow of that old cypress, I can see how someone could wonder if there wasn't some sort of spirit or essence or godling showing itself out of the water, the tree, the sun, or all three. This... Continue Reading →

Starting Late And Dying Young

So, General Organa -- Carrie Fisher -- is dead. At sixty. She left behind a hell of a body of work and a trail of lives and souls touched through the characters she portrayed, the stories she worked on, and in person eye to eye. She's hardly the only one to die relatively young. It... Continue Reading →

Afraid Of The Future

(Originally appeared on Patreon¬†on the 6th of December, 10 days ago) The election of Trump -- literally a caricature of stereotypical US flaws of arrogance, greed, vanity, and privileged brattiness -- to the presidency has added notes of fear and worry to my vision of the future. Well, I've long been a bit of a... Continue Reading →

The Magic Bullet For Success

The internet is crawling with magic bullets. I'm going to make some up, but they'll probably replicate or be damn close to real ones: "5 Easy Tips To Unleash Your Creativity" "10 Great Writers Tell You How To Be A Success" "3 Simple Principles To Unlock Viral Fame". You know the stuff. You've seen it.... Continue Reading →

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