Links of Note, July 2022

In an attempt to clean out my bookmarks/saved links on Pocket, I share with you a short list of things I found interesting, amusing, or thought-provoking. I’ll leave it as an exercise for the reader which is which. The Real Reason Woodpeckers Don’t Get Concussions A Frog So Small, It Could Not Frog The Evolution of Anti-Critical Consumption/Thinking “Anti-Anti” Fandom Community Over Commodity Some Other Words That Trans People Should Destroy, Now That You Can’t Say “Woman” Compound pejoratives on Reddit – from ‘buttface’ to ‘wankpuffin’ It’s been incredibly hot here....

July 24, 2022 · 1 min · 98 words

The Art of Losing

The art of losing isn’t hard to master; so many things seem filled with the intent to be lost that their loss is no disaster. Four years ago today, I almost died. And while I didn’t lose my life, I have had to master the art of losing nonetheless. First The first thing I lost was my health. I’d been almost rudely healthy up to that point. I’d never been seriously sick beyond a couple of bouts of flu in my 20’s....

July 20, 2022 · 11 min · 2273 words