The Epistolary Moment

Two anecdotes about receiving mail, followed by a probably clumsy cultural analysis: There’s a photo of Merlin at the end, too.   Item one: Once each September I send an email to one of my oldest friends, whom I haven’t seen in 15-ish years, as a sort of birthday gift.   Because my birthday is… Continue reading The Epistolary Moment

Games, Ironic Distance, and Journaling

There are two broad types of games, games of chance (roulette) and games of skill (chess) though most games (poker, basketball, board games, etc) lie somewhere on a spectrum between them. Something I find interesting is the implicit nature we have, whether as spectators or participants to narrativize a game. I have given several talks… Continue reading Games, Ironic Distance, and Journaling