In 2022, Top Gun: Maverick was an exceptionally good movie to me, and many of the film critics whom I respect seemed to agree. Unfortunately, it was also a good movie in a sea of disappointments, which is another thing many people seem to agree on. I am not politically conservative and I believe inclusive … Continue reading A New Writing Experiment
As we watch the unfolding (or rather, the unravelling) of the will-he-or-won't-he dramedy of Elon Musk's bid to buyout Twitter, we are becoming increasingly aware that the platform has deeper unresolved issues than a billionaire takeover. The number of active Twitter users have been at a standstill for the past few years and there is … Continue reading The Eyeball Conundrum (Codex Vagus: essay 12)
The phrase "Those who can do, those who cannot teach" is more a phrase to dismiss teachers than to provide useful guidance. The original meaning was intended to instruct students not to become too fixated on ivory tower teachings and put more emphasis on practical experience. It is true that most teachers of economics are … Continue reading Teaching and Learning
An update on my novel about the Black Samurai.
If you think breaking writing "rules" will make you David Foster Wallace, you should first study how Bollywood movies break the rules.
Policing "cultural appropriation" stifles creativity and normalizes white supremacism.
Distill your question when seeking feedback on your manuscript.
Some books are like country clubs on a page.
Some of the best stuff ever written were written when the world seemed to be falling apart. So don't let politics distract you from writing.
All successful careers follow an exponential curve.