Till now, madness has been thought a small island in an ocean of sanity. I am beginning to suspect that it is not an island at all but a continent. The history of mental illness is a fickle one. Like the patients in its asylums’ small cells, it tosses and turns between the external and […]
TL; DR. Too long; didn’t read. TL; DR. I am fascinated by the abbreviation. On first thought it seems altogether reasonable: sometimes people ramble incoherently, go on for too long. You start reading an article and, at some point, deem it a waste of your precious time. But here’s the interesting part: with the TL; […]
Been a while since we checked in. This is because we’ve scaled things back a bit and keeping our activities on slow cook. So you’ll notice that we’ve made some small tweaks around here. Look around and let us know what you think. And while you’re here, check out The Weird World of LSD.
Observation #2: Like art, language is also a medium. It has only the semblance of permanence, but it is subject to the auspices of Time. So you have systems that are created to preserve this illusion of permanence, confining language to fixed rules for the sake of continuity. But here I can say that this […]
What would happen if you were presented with the possibility of starting life over at the midway point? Would you embrace it fully, shedding story and skin to take new chances? Or would guilt and regret pull you apart in your attempts to reset yourself? John Frankenheimer, in his film Seconds, examines such possibilities, subjecting […]