31. Hallowe'en, writing, identity, and the itch
"In fact my contentment, I think, tends to work against my dreams and desires; I don't hunger for them enough, and being a basically tired person who has been chasing consistent sleep without much success since I was sixteen, conservation of energy has been a necessary rule with me for a long time."
20. Fuck your title
"It doesn't have to be something that makes money - it doesn't even have to be something that does good - but it has to be something that doesn't involve sitting in a library the whole time."
17. Sent in clear
"This is not a horrible technological problem; it is a solved one that people are refusing to implement."
14. Education and Balkanization
"I talk at this length about education because I believe it's suitable for studying the situation in microcosm. As our schools go, so do our roads and our municipal services and our health care and everything else."
09. The Vanishing Girl
"And then there was what was unspoken. With her the most interesting parts usually were."
04. The Unwatched Film Reviewer: Gravity
"We knew it was going to be interesting to watch (assuming all those freely whirling cameras don't give you motion sickness). What else you got?"
01. Pulling down the pillars
"I would always have considered myself the last person to become any sort of anarchist, and yet our government is gradually turning me into one."