Here's a new piece by Jon Marcus: How cursive, which carries social and cognitive benefits, became the latest fetish of the analogue authenticity set Source: The Return of Handwriting – Member Feature Stories – Medium I'm not the I-told-you-so type, but, I mean, I totally did: Penmanship, the Engine of Democracy!
Obama will close Gitmo but will hold enemy combatants indefinitely without trial on the mainland. Semantics must be justice. There are pictures of Pelosi toasting Cheney and Shepard Fairey laughing, obey, obey, obey, obey the giants and their posses. I was a kid in the 80’s.
I am all for more access to great things. But somehow, Gatsby passing into the public domain makes me sad. I'm not sure why.
Twenty years ago, Charles Baxter named the unsettling traits of America’s then-adolescent “culture of deniability” and what its “dysfunctional narratives” meant for politics and fiction. Click through for my essay, recently published at The Writing Cooperative on Medium: On Made Mistakes and Making Making Them – The Writing Cooperative
I came across this short reflection by Jeff Burton on Medium. I think he asks questions worth asking, and raises points creative people don't talk enough about. There's a degree to which hoping to find an audience for one's art feels like lunacy. The odds are very much against it. There's something to doing a … Continue reading The Lunacy of Recognition
This piece by Amanda Mull is important. Two excerpts: Now, in apparently quitting his psychiatric medication for the sake of his creativity, West is promoting one of mental health’s most persistent and dangerous myths: that suffering is necessary for great art. Esmé Weijun Wang, a novelist who has written about living with schizoaffective disorder, has … Continue reading Listen, Everyone. Please Take Your Medication.
Special thanks to editor Stephen Tomic for publishing this piece today at The Junction. Please click through to read. What I Recall from Patmos – The Junction – Medium