Picture of a pendulum in a circular pit, by Mike Von

Societal Progress Is Not Linear

Nowadays, it can feel like the precious societal progress we thought we’d achieved has been inexorably slipping backwards. Extreme conservatism and hate in the US, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and the unwillingness to act to ensure our species’ survival keep dealing blows to our image of an enlightened society. But such stumbles are nothing new, …

Oh, Picard

Now that the trailer for the second season of Star Trek: Picard is upon us, I feel the time is right to unleash a rant about my one big gripe with season one, which I enjoyed overall. So Timely Yes, more than a year after its release is when I decided to write this post. …

I Am Faye

A few weeks ago, I didn’t know I was Faye. You might expect someone in their thirties to know who they are already. I thought I did. I have been role-playing in online games and on forums since I was a teenager. Role-playing is how I met my partner and the only friends I speak …