Category Archives: Criticism, Commentary, etc.

Criticism, commentary, and other posts related to creative writing, but not categorized elsewhere.

Surrounded by Sociopaths: A Response to Reality is Broken

In response to the thesis brought forth in Reality is Broken by Jane McGonigal that using game mechanics in could better our everyday lives on a large scale I say that I agree, but not without reservations. Game mechanics are … Continue reading

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10 Jobs I Won’t Take

So I’ll be graduating on June 13th with an MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) and will have to find a job. Being a sprightly young man (though not this sprightly), I’m sure I can do many things. I … Continue reading

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I Like Stevie Smith

I like Stevie Smith. Some famous poems: “Not Waving, But Drowning”, To Carry the Child one of my favorites by Stevie Smith is, the last lines just seem the perfect shade of delicate: Black March I have a friend At … Continue reading

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The Witness Remains – Thich Nhat Hanh

The Witness Remains by Thich Nhat Hanh Flarebombs bloom on the dark sky. A child claps his hands and laughs. I hear the sound of guns, and the laughter dies. But the witness remains. from What Book!?: Buddha Poems from … Continue reading

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