Words matter. Words define the spaces around us and give power to concepts that have no corporeal existence. It’s always important to find the right words, especially as we feel our way blindly out of this current crisis. The word we need to use is “derelict.” Not “bungled.” Bungling implies […]
I started writing on the web in 1996, when I was lonely, unhappy, and bored. Today, I might have stumbled into the toxic embrace of any one of a dozen online communities that would have told me that, no, bro, it’s everyone else’s fault that things suck, not yours. I’m […]
It’s been a busy year, as you can see from the lack of everything here. I haven’t updated in a year, which is how blogs are supposed to go, as far as I’m concerned. You get a mad burst of verbiage, followed by a thunderous silence as you get to […]
Do you want to live forever by dying horribly? Do you want your horrible death to be for a good cause? Do you want generations of Seattle public school kids to look at your name and think, “Wow…this was a generous person who died horribly for me.” No, I’m not […]
Dear friends, fans, and possible bots: Ever since I got on the web in 1996, I have thought of online spaces as something special. They are a democratic source of information, a space open to everyone with a browser and online access. For good or ill, anyone can post anything […]
Spring has sprung, the grass is riz, you’re wondering where my writing is. Well, friends, it’s going to be appearing live at Norwescon, and in digital formats right in your earholes.
Well, it’s gonna be a busy week. Got a school function, gotta pack for ConFusion, gotta WAIT IS THAT ME IN THE STRANGER?