Twitter is a Tool

I used to have some variation on a certain conversation about Twitter from people who didn’t use it. They didn’t see the point. They’d tried it out, and couldn’t figure out why anyone would use Twitter. My explanation always amounted to this: Twitter is a tool. If you don’t need that tool, don’t use that tool. […]

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A Conspiracy of Feathers

When I created Anwat al Masewei over twenty years ago, I didn’t ever think it would bring me here. I was engaged to my second wife, an artist, and we had the idea to do a fantasy comic book. Something different. We created a few characters, she did a few drawings, and I sketched out […]

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The Storm Haunts the Horizon

He hears thunder and steps outside, eyes on the horizon. He’s been hearing thunder. It’s been more frequent since November 8th. Still no storm. But it’s coming. If history has taught him anything, it’s that the storm is always coming. He shivers, rubs the goosebumps on his arms. Rubs his aching eyes. He’s been feeling […]

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In Memory of a Model Adult

When you’re a kid, there’s this concept of the “cool house” where everyone hangs out. I was fortunate as a teen growing up in Durango in that we had several such homes. Places where we could keep ourselves entertained in a what was, to many of my friends, a boring and sometimes downright hostile town. For […]

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Travel: Writing Research

That’s the dream, right? Pack the bags and fuck off to some far-away place for an indulgent period of time to write, research, absorb your surroundings, and write some more. If you’re like me, and I expect many of you are, you rarely get further than the closest convenient coffeehouse or bar. But still the […]

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