Hi there, If you are reading this, you are either my mom, in which case you are very sweet, or another one of our regular readers. I just wanted to say thank you. I have been blogging on this space for about eight years. In that time, I have changed the name once, made it … Continue reading Goodbye
The greatest power you have is your ability to ignore. There is a great red button you can press. Under the button is the word ignore. What are you supposed to ignore? I spent years skimming the internet for information to titillate my burgeoning curiosity about all things. It was a form of wasting my … Continue reading On Ignoring
In recent years I’ve been noticing a subtle trend in online fan art and memes. Probably the most early and notable examples were in the bizzaro world cgi shorts of seinfeld spitstain, which were based on using ill-gotten Nickelodeon computer models of Jimmy Neutron characters and making them do obscene things. I wouldn’t necessarily recommend … Continue reading Pop Culture Revanchism
The problem with criticism in the arts is that it often performs the opposite of its intended purpose. There are many ways that this can happen. Most brazen are the outlets which exist only to sell albums and assure consumers that their mediocre choices are worthwhile. This is why we are told again and again … Continue reading A Critique of Criticism
“I assume we all believe that women have experience. After all, they are mammals, and there is no doubt that they have experience than that mice or pigeons or whales have experience. I have chosen women instead of wasps or flounders because if one travels too far down the phylogenetic tree, people gradually shed their … Continue reading What Is It Like To Be A Woman?
A dream is the origin of all things—the first creatures, the first man, the first story ever told. Last year, my older brothers wanted to climb a mountain with me. We are all in our old age now and some of the ones between have since passed. The idea came from our father, really, who … Continue reading Zapata
CALEB JOSEPH WARNER Earlier today, I got coffee with Toby Sumpter, my previous pastor, just to catch up. There was no agenda on the table or anything, which makes small talk with anyone a difficult and awkward business. Next time with anyone, I’ll try to remember to have some questions ready. I wanted to meet, … Continue reading Moscow, Idaho and the Internet