This page collects my full length or more in-depth essays. NOTE: These essays are to be considered drafts (so I could publish them elsewhere should the occasion arise).
- On stopped clocks (Stopped Clocks series #1)Is that clock right? (Note: I wrote this before the events at the US Capitol on January 06. After some time to gain more clarity on what happened there, I will probably consider those events in a similar vein to the essay below.) They say that stopped clocks are right twice a day, but we … Continue reading “On stopped clocks (Stopped Clocks series #1)”
- Final Reading Log of 2020For about four years now I’ve been tracking my reading. First, I used index cards in a box, which I have since supplemented using an app called Reading List for a digital backup. Normally I use the index cards as bookmarks while reading, but since all my books have been packed up for our move … Continue reading “Final Reading Log of 2020”
- Masturbatory Fictions, Masturbatory ReadingPrécis: some thoughts on masturbatory v. sexual reading; the problem of genre fiction being taken “seriously;” an elaboration on Byung-chul Han’s Saving Beauty in a literary context. Insomnia is not uncommon for me these days, and its silver lining is that I often come up with interesting thoughts and questions while tossing and turning. A … Continue reading “Masturbatory Fictions, Masturbatory Reading”
- Meditations on Re-ReadingPrécis: Meditations on re-reading The Dark Tower series. Thoughts on the practice of re-reading, especially at regular intervals; considerations of the temporal experience of re-reading and what it can tell us about making a better world. NOTE: SPOILERS AHEAD My wife gave me a complete set of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower for our wedding … Continue reading “Meditations on Re-Reading”