Vegetarianism and veganism, somewhat explained and somewhat defended

Some controversy has been caused in the local blogosphere (historians, take note! I believe that was my first use of that word in this space) by the public declaration of veganism by Brittney Gilbert, who writes for Nashville Is Talking. A response appeared in Tiny Cat Pants, prompting dozens of comments, and various other references Read more about Vegetarianism and veganism, somewhat explained and somewhat defended[…]

Writing as Identity and Action

A long time ago I read something Kevin Smith said about how if you ever thought you might be a filmmaker, guess what: you are. I don’t remember how he said it exactly, but what I took away was that if you want to be a filmmaker, you have to both decide you are a filmmaker and, y’know, actually make films. I’m Read more about Writing as Identity and Action[…]

Books that have inspired or influenced me

You know those things that are half meme, half chain letter? Where someone tags you and you have to answer a bunch of questions or play a game and then tag a bunch more people? Well, I got tagged in one on Facebook. And normally I don’t play along, because I’m stubborn that way, but Read more about Books that have inspired or influenced me[…]