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ASofterWorld, as it is wont, has me thinking about some deep issues. In particular, what is the balance of the societal interest in historical documents versus the personal interest of privacy? It is well known that stunning insights into historical periods now long past can be gleaned through documents of…

It Gets Harder

On this, the occassion of my 35th birthday, I wanted to impart one scrap of wisdom that has floated to the surface of my consciousness. It struggled to get there, but here it is. It gets harder. There is a great lie that was told to me - and probably…

Things That Stick

Yesterday someone posted a picture to the book-face of my high school cross country team. It was a blast from the past! When the picture was taken, I was less than half the age I am now. Meaning I've literally lived my life again since that moment. Which, yes, is…

Moonlight

I woke and sat up, my blurry sight falling on the spot of moonlight at corner of the foot of the blankets of my bed. The light sat limp and pale on the rumpled fabric. I left it there, pushing back my corner of the sheets, laden as they were…

The Eternal Sunshine of Oliver Langdon

Years ago, I saw Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. The movie is, to my mind, a spotless (ahem) example of Science Fiction in it's purest, most heroine-esque forms. It posits one, very particular change and extrapolates the effects upon society of that change. But I don't want to talk…

Notorious

Earlier this year, I made some resolutions: To be more energetic To be more notorious To be more persistent Then, along came a horrific little spider that nested in my head how to get from who I was a few months ago to where I wanted to go. In particular…