Two things that could be one

Emma Watson’s excellent speech came to my attention yesterday. Today I read this article on death, mainly because I figured it would help inform Old Man Hero.  Somewhere in the midst of the second article I remembered one of Watson’s bits about men: I want men to take up this mantle so their daughters, sisters and […]

The Undependable Narrator

The unreliable narrator is a concept commonly used in discussing literature that uses deceit of the reader as part of its storytelling technique.  Basically, if parts of the story are revealed – or, sometimes, inferred – to be objectively false, then the narrator is unreliable. Rereading Victory, it occurs to me that I think of this kind of narrator as a […]

Hello failure my old friend

This morning I got up at 9:45, 15 minutes after I nominally start work. I had woken up at 6:45AM, which is 15 minutes prior to my desired rising time. I remember taking a long moment at that earlier hour to consider getting up before deciding to let myself doze until my alarm sounded at 7. […]

Making, things to come

After seeing this article today, I just wanted to pause long enough to recognize, once again, that this is the thing I see changing pretty much everything in everyday life.  If I had my druthers, I’d start a company with a mobile house printer and a bulk food printer and that car printer with, maybe, an Open […]