Issue 5

Of Work and Content

Of Work and Content

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I am an idler at heart, a loafer, a layabout. I’m all for the via contemplativa, if by that we mean a life of gentle people-watching and light-reading and hammocks and conversations and such....
Old Wine Into New Bottles

Old Wine Into New Bottles

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Darkness befalls the room. They blow out the candles and demand everyone to remain silent. You can hear whispers and murmurs coming from a small room in the back; unintelligible gibberish to the ears...
The Virtue of Impatience

The Virtue of Impatience

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Several years ago, I argued against waiting for the right moment. With anything in life. There is a voice speaking to me. It doesn’t want me to start writing. It never wants me to start...
Objects of Power

Objects of Power

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Humans are narrative creatures. Once, they weren’t. Sometime, many aeons ago - the true story of which keeps getting changed as the pesky evidence continues to contradict official dogma - humans were allegedly bestial...
On Curses in Stories

On Curses In Stories

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I’ve been tearing through stories with an almost feverish purpose. Mostly fantasy stories, fairy tales, classic Disney animated films (the good ones, not the dreck that they’ve been putting out lately, the stuff that...
A Narrow Focus

A Narrow Focus

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The modern digital world is visually immersive. We are drawn towards image-saturated platforms like Instagram and Facebook like moths to a lamppost compared to platforms focusing on text expression, such as Twitter. But like...