I wanted to write about how dreams only last about 3 seconds a piece, but they seem way longer, and so maybe your dreams come equipped with a set of memories causing it to seem as though the action of the dream has gone on for far longer. It’d be like if you were just … More Trans People Don’t Need Your Input.
(Originally published on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, the day after Donald Trump won the electoral college, while losing the popular vote by almost 3,000,000 votes) ‘”This isn’t some village. This is Kabul. Women here used to practice law and medicine; they held office in the government’… “…Men wielding pickaxes swarmed the dilapidated Kabul Museum and smashed pre-Islamic … More “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini
I’ve been reading a lot of short story collections lately. It might have something to do with a certain instability in my life. My family and I moved to New Mexico, just to see what would happen. What happened is that four months later my wife was diagnosed with cancer. We’re from the Seattle area, … More “Exhalation” by Ted Chiang
You know what would make an excellent religion? That the world is a computer game and so we must make offerings to the players controlling our lives and our universe. What would an offering consist of you ask? Why, whatever you think would make your player happy. If you believe helping out the poor and … More Computerism
I was in deep meditation, not suppressing or rejecting thoughts, just acknowledging them and letting them go. One thought, however, broke me from my pleasant calm and besieged me to follow it. When I had picked up my son from his daycare a few hours earlier he had been eating a cakepop, prompting me to … More A Startling Revelation