Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 9

6 years ago with 2 comments
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. Being smart won’t get you into heaven. But neither will being stupid. — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) September 5, 2014 I like it when things happen that I hate, if I knew they were going to happen. This is because I am a human ...

The BFDZ

6 years ago with 11 comments
So I went on a little depression-bender the other night. “Bender”, hah, it’s fun to call it that, like it’s something I did because I’m wild and unpredictable and because consequences shmonsequences! A bender is something that is, at least in theory, enjoyable in the moment, but you pay for it later. My depression-bender wasn’t like that. I did pay for it ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 8

6 years ago with 1 comment
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. Brain is all "sleep? No thx, way too tired. Besides, worrying is a lot like sleep, let's do that" — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) August 27, 2014 Like I only have room for ~4 things in my brain at a time but with 5 ...

Edge Cases

6 years ago with 12 comments
It didn’t seem weird to me as a kid1 that one of the things I loved to watch was Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelung, the version my dad, the most accomplished music appreciator I have ever known, taped from PBS. The scene that stands out in my mind is the one between Alberich and the Rhinemaidens, recounted below — I looked up the names so I don’t sound too dumb, but the ...

Patronize Me

6 years ago with 1 comment
Do you know about Patreon? It’s a good way to help your favorite writers (and artists, and musicians, and whoever) do what they do — you pledge a buck a month or more to cover whatever peculiar lifestyle arrangements are necessary for them to keep doing what they do. In my case, that pretty much means (1) coffee shops, (2) web hosting, and (3) my four-day work week so I can devote ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 6

6 years ago with 1 comment
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. From convo w/coworkers: "If you can't be Enlightened at the DMV, then you're not Enlightened." — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) August 18, 2014 Stepped outside to breathe for 5 minutes & heard myself praying ...

Dancing With Myself: A Dialogue On Gender & Sexuality, Part II

6 years ago with 5 comments
Steve Gershom and Joseph Prever, mutually fascinated by each other’s sparkling intellects, but again, in a way that is totally not weird, get together at the same coffee shop where they first bumped into each other, to continue their discussion on gender and sexuality. Joseph begins with an attack disguised as a concession. JP: Have you thought a bit more about what I said? I know you ...

Wednesday Tweet Digest, Vol. 5

6 years ago with 4 comments
The best (according to me) tweets I have twitted over the course of the previous week or so, as a momentary stay against the essential evanescence of twitter. I dunno who Jason Derulo is but I just muted him for unsolicited abs — Joseph Prever (@stevegershom) August 11, 2014 Pro tip: when an introvert says “Well, ANYways”, that is code for “BY ALL THAT IS HOLY PLEASE RELEASE ...

Quick Thoughts on Augustine

6 years ago with 10 comments
I’m reading Augustine’s Confessions again. He is terribly hard on himself for things that most of us would dismiss without a second thought: we’d say either “Oh, that wasn’t so bad,” or “You didn’t know any better,” or “You were just trying to test your boundaries,” or “You were still finding yourself,” or ...

Dancing With Myself: A Dialogue On Gender & Sexuality, Part I

6 years ago with 9 comments
Joseph Prever and Steve Gershom run into each other at the coffee shop. After they get over their initial surprise at seeing each other in the same place at the same time, and after they are done complimenting each others’ rugged good looks (but before it gets weird), they have a discussion about, what else, gender and sexuality. Joseph, apparently in a cantankerous mood, begins with a ...