An article from The Atlantic says gossip can strengthen interpersonal bonds and make us better people. I am dubious.
I've moved away from social media and have turned more of my attention to an unlikely source: email newsletters. Here are a few I recommend.
It's quite simple, really: A public pension, encouragement to keep going, and assurance that not all the stories worth telling have been told.
I just published an article on how documentation can enable sales. Here's an annotated list of the resources I used in my research.
A student from my alma mater reached out to me with questions about the wonderful world of technical communication. Here's a transcript (peppered, of course, with delightful Dilbert comics).
I share about a recent visit to my local used bookstore. How has it stayed in business while Amazon dominates the market?
Well, whaddya know? Turns out there are advantages to retreating from the frenzy of politics and pursuing beauty as an end in itself.
In which I got some sweet books from a used book sale and started reading Sanderson's 'The Way of Kings' despite initial misgivings. Brief updates too on my essay and fiction writing.
In the fictional world I've been building for my novel, there are semi-spiritual beings called syven (a Siberian term for "helping spirits" or familiars) that can be bound to a person's tattoo and later summoned in need. Here's how I imagine they look.
"None of us know what will happen. Don't spend time worrying about it. Make the most beautiful thing you can. Try to do that every day. That's it." ~Laurie Anderson