I was meant for the Internet age. I was sorting through the books cluttering the table next to my reading chair one recent morning and noted their diversity: The Body Is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor, Beth Plutchak’s … Continue reading
I’ve put it off for over a week, ever since I last faced the ancient web site…the ancient software needed to update it. Over a decade ago, I grabbed the best solution available to build a text site for a shoestring nonprofit run by a nationally respected visionary. They wanted fast downloads on already obsolete machines, on dial up systems. They wanted more text than most people could imagine. They wanted it easy on the eyes.
People still go to it, despite its age. Its most valuable commodity needs updating. That has been what I’ve been up to, in the dark hours. Once again, perhaps for the last time, I go to update www.UniversalLivingWage.org.Continue reading
by Ursula K. Le Guin Time and space are the basic parameters of being in the world. Plants and animals fill their time and their space without question: the tree or the cow occupies its place in the world and … Continue reading
When I notice that someone I’ve been following on a social media site (including a blog) has “gone silent,” I want to know why. Some of this is idle curiosity of the gossip type. Occasionally, the reason can be much … Continue reading
Dostoevsky said the lives of the prisoners were like those of the “settlers on the slopes of Vesuvius.” That gave me pause, I tell you. I barely paid attention to the rest of the chapter so taken was I with … Continue reading
Famously, the internet is full of cats. Also – I am given to understand – pornography, but it’s the cats that I find, everywhere I look. Cats, and writers talking about their process. Sometimes I do that too, and I … Continue reading
Artists (writers, painters, musicians, sculptors, graffitists, indie film makers, etc.) are no longer artists. They are now content providers. Gone are the days when these tortured souls brooded in their lonely garrets contemplating suicide. Nowadays artists are all connected and … Continue reading