I sum up the year and give an overview of the contents of the book I'm writing.
Tag: navel gazing
The Political Is Personal
People experience the nature of their wants, needs and desires very differently, and when they generalize the specifics of their own psychology onto everyone else it has a profound effect on their political beliefs. Read more (13 min, 3200 words).
7 Hang-ups To Hang Up On
I discuss the seven facets of perfectionism I need to get under control if I want to become a more productive writer. Read more (12 min, 3000 words).
Looking Back on ’21 and Forward to the Rest
I sum up last year, look back on six years of blogging, and decide that it's probably time for some crisis and change. But how, and what? Read more (11 min, 2800 words.)
A Hundred for the 100th
To celebrate my 100th post, I wrote 100 haikus as summaries of each post so far. Read more (8 min, 2000 words).
Hindsight in 2020
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).
A Defense of Erisology
I respond at length to criticism against an article about erisology in The Atlantic, developing the concept further in the process. Read more (23 min, 7700 words).
Leaving 2017 For 2018
I discuss what happened on the blog in 2017 and what I'm aiming for in the future. Read more (8 min, 2100 words)
On the perils of writing a blog and why I didn’t publish anything for four months.Read more (500 words)
How having an idea is similar to falling in love and why it sometimes doesn't work over the long term.Read more (300 words)