The Facts of Feelings

  John Oliver’s show covering the RNC convention had an extended piece in which he examined the Republican party’s embracing of feelings over facts—or rather, that the Party is willing to equate and substitute the two interchangeably. It was in the standard vein of Oliver’s mentor, Jon Stewart, whose tenure at the Daily Show was […]

The Last Light

There is no sadder blue than the blue of the world after the sun sets, and that color knows a thing or two about sadness. It is a deep, contemplative sadness, respectful of the recently deceased. It is the sadness of a sudden loss, but one that has long known to be inevitable. The world […]

Behold!

I believe in little super powers. Superpowers that cannot be used to fight crime or change the world—no flying, or laser-vision, or talking with dolphins (is that Aquaman does?)—but powers nonetheless. Little super powers are something possible, but not common; somewhere between ordinary and extraordinary. Some people tan really easily. Others can eat anything they […]

Spiders, Crabs, and Trolls oh my!

I am not arachnophobic. That being said, I am scared as fuck of big spiders. The reason it is not a phobia, I believe, is because it is perfectly somewhat reasonable. Little spiders do not scare me; medium spiders do not scare me. It is not the movement of their legs, or the position of […]

Why Not?

Live fast, die young. Why? That is a false dichotomy in my book. Why not live fast and die very old? Or live fast and die never. Live fast, live forever. Why not that? Living fast is a way of life that has been misappropriated by hedonists. Well no, they are not to blame—living fast […]

Coffee House Blues

The grinding roar of the espresso machine yanked Remy out of his reverie like falling in a dream. Not that the café had been particularly quiet before, but it had been filled with so many small sounds that had melded together into a perfectly soothing white noise. Tearing his eyes from the window out of […]

Beyond Doubt: Chp 1

The grinding roar of the espresso machine yanked Remy out of his reverie like falling in a dream. It was not that the café had been particularly quiet before, but rather it had been filled with many small sounds that had melded together into a perfectly soothing white noise. In the corner two old men […]