Adventure Time

I gaze at the screen of my phone and see interesting people in interesting places. The beautiful vistas and situations might as well be department store window displays populated with carefully dressed mannequins, staring back at me from the other side of the glass. This is tragic. I am on the dusty sidewalk—the real world—staring into a simulacrum. Continue reading “Adventure Time”

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A Portrait of a Beautiful Rebel

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A review of One Breath by Adam Skolnick.

Social media provides access to a constantly updated news feed. Long gone are the days of channel surfing, we simply use our index finger to scroll through a never ending, glowing ribbon of information, tailored to our specific interests. A side effect of our realtime media culture is the belief that we are fully informed about our interests. One interest dear to me is freediving — the art of underwater diving that relies on the diver’s ability to hold their breath rather than the use of breathing devices. Continue reading “A Portrait of a Beautiful Rebel”

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Fire Meet Gasoline

The author, photographed during his transformation.
The author, photographed during his transformation.

“Flame you came to me … Fire meet gasoline” – Sia, Fire Meet Gasoline

You know the drill. While in your tender, formative years at school, all opportunities to challenge and exceed yourself at sports must be pursued. After school practice, Saturday morning matches and the big one — the yearly Sports Day, where the student population would be carved up into color-coded ‘houses’ and set in opposition to each other. Lord of the Flies without the sharp, pointed sticks. Continue reading “Fire Meet Gasoline”

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