I had a couple conversations recently about writing fight scenes and how abysmal they usually are to read, even to watch. Action is very tedious, after all. Think of how quickly a car chase gets […]
My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew on the One Hundredth Anniversary of Emancipation from “The Fire Next Time” (1963) by James Baldwin, a potent and lyrical essayist. Dear James: I have begun this letter […]
Optimism — one of Superman’s often-overlooked superpowers.
The Bradford pear in our back yard has sprouted its winter berries. As I sat drinking my coffee this morning, I watched a pair of red-breasted robins fight over it. They were both driven away […]
16th century anti-papal political meme by Lucas Cranach the Elder: German peasants farting at the pope (1545). The whole fake news phenomenon is big and complicated and covers everything from the advent of social media, […]
Whether we like it or not, Algorithmic Intelligence is here to stay, and genuine Artificial Intelligence, even though not related, is probably coming at some point in the future. Just like genetic modification of food […]