Is Anonymous Writing Better?

For the past week or so, I had closed off my blog from the public. I hesitated whether or not to talk to you guys about why I did so, but I guess I need to, at least for those who had requested access. Here goes. … Usually, one of the best things about having […]

Kill or Be Killed

Yesterday, I sat with my 9-year-old nephew as he engaged in one of his favorite pastimes, watching gameplay videos of YouTubers Pat and Jen playing Minecraft. As we watched, he explained to me some mechanics of the ongoing game, which at the time was Bed Wars. There were 8 teams, each composed of a pair. […]

Noisy Silence

Why don’t we just say what we want to say and ask the questions we want to ask? … We rather the silence, even if it’s the noisy kind. … See, there are 9 kinds of silence, as┬áPaul Goodman outlined in his book Speaking and Language: “Not speaking and speaking are both human ways of […]

Square Poem: If we both fall in love

So, yesterday I saw a post about a “square poem” often attributed to Lewis Carroll (although as to who the real author is seems ambiguous). A square poem is apparently one whose words you could read either in rows (horizontally) or in columns (vertically); the poem would read the same. Here’s Lewis Carroll’s square poem: […]

The Vacancy of Leaving

Do they have a word for the vacancy you feel after leaving? … I’ve just woken up from a dream. I am still feeling a little shaken and a lot sad. And I am currently thinking, What the fvck kind of headspace am I in? I dreamed that I was back in a familiar place, […]