As someone who sculpts in words and sentences for a living, I find this fascinating.
Everyone uses the slippery slope argument when it suits them and opposes it when it doesn’t. It was used by the Left against the partial-birth abortion ban in 2003. It was used by the Right […]
In researching this book, I have amassed quite a miscellaneum of the occult. I am continually surprised by the depth and complexity of thought. I suppose because we have since decided that it is wrong, […]
The Devill playd at Chesse with mee, and yeelding a pawne, thought to gaine a Queen of me, taking advantage of my honest endeavours; and whilst I labour’d to raise the structure of my reason, […]
Running up through the torii gates, which mark the boundary between the sacred and the profane. There are two kinds of religious buildings in Japan: temples and shrines. Temples are Buddhist. Shrines are holy places, […]
I return to Japan on Wednesday. For those who don’t know, I’ve been splitting my time between Tokyo and the US for the last few years while I complete my third novel, Feast of Shadows, […]
“When young people are just beginning to pass from the ranks of the many to those of the few, a ludicrous, but fortunately transient error may occur. The young person who has only recently discovered […]