I first encountered Giovanni Romanelli’s Allegory of Fame a few months ago at the Chrysler Museum. If I put a large framed poster of this on the wall of my living room, such that I saw it every morning while having my coffee and every night while eating my dinner, I think I would workContinue reading “Allegory of Fame”
At the moment, I am going over the first draft of my next book, which has been copiously marked up with red pen by the editor. The following thought occurred to me (during my ninth hour of looking over the proposed edits): Many teachers fill student papers with editorial marks and corrections, indicating that aContinue reading “To Grade Or To Edit”
If you’re going to claim one corporate slogan is an informal fallacy, you might as well claim they’re all informal fallacies. For my money, though, no corporate slogan is an informal fallacy, but this is because informal logic have more to do with rhetoric than mathematics. Formal logic is the other way around. I amContinue reading “Not Clever”
If we ever found intelligent life outside of earth, there is a 0% chance their philosophy of gender and race would coincide with ours, which would mean about ten minutes after discovering alien life, #CancelAliens would start trending.
Camilla (age 11): “I started a club at school today for girls who like old things like parasols, fans, gloves, and hoop skirts. If you’re in the club, you’re not allowed to say ‘cringey,’ ‘vibes,’ or ‘hashtag.’ We don’t know what to call the club, though.” Gibbs: “Sisterhood of the Modern Grievance. No. How aboutContinue reading “JEMS”
Making Up a Room For Grief by Joshua Gibbs Lest I be surprised and over thrown as though by a family of five arriving suddenly before dawn announcing a twelve year residency in my tiny house I have decided to begin making up a room for Grief I do not know when he will comeContinue reading “Poetry: After Luther’s Commentary on Ecclesiastes”
I will say this about Do Not Allow Virtual Learning To Steal Our Snow Days, my latest for Circe: I don’t want to be a celebrity, but I am definitely shooting for “folk hero.”