When I was a kid my mother had a visual encyclopedia I explored again and again as we watched TV in the evening. As an adult I've come to understand how perfect it was for me, and how formative it's been. This is a tribute with many, many photos of its excellently designed pages. Read more (10 min, 2400 words).
I elaborate on and explain my satirical piece from the month before Read more (19 min, 4700 words).
An argument that secret ballots is an unacceptable exercise of power without accountability. Read more (6 min, 1400 words).
I muse on whether there is a link between being easily stressed by having to keep many things in mind and having a rights-based, individualist political intuition. Read more (12 min, 3100 words).
A quick, improvised post inspired by a question put to me on Twitter. Read more (4 min, 1000 words).
I discuss the difference between stress buckets and stress plates and conclude that my plate is making it hard for me to feel well. Read more (6 min, 1500 words).
I sum up 2020 and digress a little about writing, creativity and how things become part of the past. Read more (14 min, 3500 words).
I make up ten variations of my version of the political compass from last year. Some small and fun, some large and serious, and it all comes together by the end. Read more (36 min, 8900 words).
A dialog on how everything is. Read more (6 min, 1600 words).
What are the equivalents of the word "ahistorical" for other disciplines? Read more (6 min, 1400 words).