The Matrix, the Metaverse, and the Antivax Movement

The Matrix, the Metaverse, and the Antivax Movement

Matrix 4: Resurrections doesn’t deserve a movie review, for many reasons: it’s not that interesting, or enjoyable – almost as if it’s consciously and deliberately avoiding the point of the cinematic experience as entertainment. It is not entertaining. Luckily my wife and I were the only ones in the theatre so we could...

How to be alone, without being lonely (inspirational quotes on solitude and isolation)

How to be alone, without being lonely (inspirational quotes on solitude and isolation)

For the last few years I’ve been editing a 19th century treatise called “The Genius of Solitude.” I already posted the introduction and some of my favorite quotes HERE, but I took some of the longer quotes and turned them into infographics. I love these, not only for the aesthetic beauty of the writing (I The 3 secrets to...

Letting the universe decide (faith vs ambition)

I’m watching a new show called “Kevin Probably Saves the World” – and normally, even though I write fiction about fallen angels, I wouldn’t be that interested in the “plucky but failed protagonist gets help from angels to do small acts of kindness” trope. But it’s actually really good and...

How to help others without becoming helpless

In this post I’m going to share some things that are on my mind, based on my mood, given my current state of media consumption. Let me preface this by saying I just watched The Danish Girl, which was excellent, and I’ve been researching for my PhD thesis, which makes me feel both the brevity The 3 secrets to book marketing, and a...