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Hack journalism

Here is the article             This from the article linked above:   “A closer look, however, reveals that he’s been providing pseudo-science bullets for the alt-right’s online infantry for some time (including such gems as how serotonin levels in…

The Holy Epistemological Island of Utopia.

Viewers Noticed Some Very Disturbing Details In ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ Check out the article linked in the picture above. Racists and bigots and misogynists, oh my! Yup, the whole world needs some serious diversity training, and if the training doesn’t stick you’ll need…

Ideological Privilege

There’s a lot of white privilege propaganda on social media lately. A recent article in the New Yorker implied that all white people are racist. Though I get that there’s an assumed motive behind it all, to help people who are less privileged (a…

Craft talk #3, The tone of “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard

Craft talk #3, The tone of “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,” by Annie Dillard. A short craft essay by Michael Allen: Having been a lover of all things Transcendental for a few decades, I can’t believe this classic book slipped past me. It was nothing…

Craft talk, #2, Literary curiosity and creativity.

“I’ve never had a very lively literary curiosity, and it has sometimes seemed to me that I am not really a literary fellow at all. Except that I write for a living.” ~ E. B. White, from the Paris Review interview. I literally laughed…

Craft talk, a daily thing (I hope).

“Most nonfiction writers have a definitiveness complex. They feel that they are under some obligation—to the subject, to their honor, to the gods of writing—to make their article the last word. It’s a commendable impulse, but there is no last word.” ~ William Zinnzar,…

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