Lost in a Kaleidoscope

For the past six months my mind has been lost in a kaleidoscope, one full of flashing lights and shiny objects, all of them a breath away from tangible. Of course, most of the past six months has been spent recuperating from an operation. That recovery left me sitting, helpless, confined by my physical surroundings…Read more Lost in a Kaleidoscope

DESCEND

Immobile, leg encased in plaster, climb the 30 steps, ascend to comfort and sanctuary. No time to think or talk, no time to write with too much time. Two months of tv movies and dinners, old books read again. Until the time came, when the leg awoke, became a thousand tiny living creatures, a paper…Read more DESCEND

The Kekulé Problem Where did language come from? By Cormac McCarthy Illustrations by Don Kilpatrick III April 20, 2017

http://nautil.us/issue/47/consciousness/the-kekul-problem Cormac McCarthy is best known to the world as a writer of novels. These include Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, and The Road. At the Santa Fe Institute (SFI) he is a research colleague and thought of in complementary terms. An aficionado on subjects ranging from the history…Read more The Kekulé Problem Where did language come from? By Cormac McCarthy Illustrations by Don Kilpatrick III April 20, 2017

CHUCKLE

  The jewelry warehouse is surrounded. Apart from the SWAT team and the K-9 unit, there's an entire squad of uniformed personnel whose sole task appears to be crowd control and the deployment of barriers. 'We have him,' the lieutenant says, gleefully. Standing beside him, pockets bulging, Mary can only chuckle.

10 books that will make you a better writer (and why)

Useful article for writers by Shaunta Grimes at StartupGrind Books every fiction writer should own By Shaunta Grimes for StartupGrind Last week, I wrote about 25 habits that will make you a better writer. This week, I thought — let’s dive into books. After twenty-plus years writing, I’ve collected some resources that I absolutely couldn’t do with out.…Read more 10 books that will make you a better writer (and why)

Viet Thanh Nguyen: In praise of doubt and uselessness

'Ignorance can sometimes — not always, but sometimes — be as beneficial as knowledge. Ignorance is beneficial when we are aware of it.'   Source: Los Angeles Times Author: Viet Thanh Nguyen Almost exactly 20 years ago, I arrived in Los Angeles in the month of June. I had received my doctorate from UC Berkeley…Read more Viet Thanh Nguyen: In praise of doubt and uselessness