Orienting to the Unknown

Has anyone ever told you to get out of your comfort zone? We intuitively grasp the meaning of such advice, but what actually is a comfort zone? And where should you go when outside of said comfort zone? Comfort Zone To be fair, and despite conventional wisdom, a psychological comfort zone is not a bad […]

Writing as Thinking

Writing is a method of thinking. An essay, for example, is a trial of an idea. It literally means “to test the mettle of”. Yet even in poetry, writing is an exercise in thinking. In all manner of writing, ideas can be rearranged and refined. This allows weak ideas to be discarded, and strong ideas […]

Truth, Symbolism, and Fractals

we godless anti-metaphysicians still take our fire too, from the flame lit by the thousand-year old faith, the Christian faith which was also Plato’s faith, that God is Truth; that Truth is ‘Divine’ ~ Friedrich Nietzsche What does it mean to say something is true? Truth is one of those words that we can’t quite […]

Writing Advice

There is a lot of advice about writing. From style guides like Strunk and White to the musings of authors like Ray Bradbury or Stephen King. I love this kind of advice, and I’ve read more than I care to admit. I even like journal-writing advice, or philosophical tangents about writing itself. Writing is an […]