Tag Archives: Human Thought

The Three Ways to Get Better at Something

There’s three ways to get better at something, and by something I mean any kind of work, art, or skill, anything from drawing to math to football to making friends.  Three ways: Study. Instruction. Reflection. Study is reading books about the subject or watching videos. Instruction is somebody teaching you, imparting their knowledge in some […]

Rejectionism vs. Acceptionism in Play Submission Reading

If you are a reader for, or a manager of readers for, a theatre company that judges open submissions, are you rejectionist or acceptionist? I think rejectionism is the standard.  By that, I mean “don’t pass a play on to the next level/give it high marks unless it deserves to go on.”  In other words, […]

Quantum Story Computer Human Brain

Friday is sometimes unstructured “like what if, man? what if ?” quasi-stoned post day here at the babelwright blog! Just a random reaction to this article about the future of quantum computing.  The article asserts that someday soon, quantum computing may allow for a computer more powerful than the universe.  (Read the article for an explanation of that.)  Such […]

A Million Secret Secrets (A Short Story)

No one was sure if it came from the government, but it seemed doubtful.  The government could certainly come up with something so cruel, but never something so fanciful.  It did seem, however, that at least someone in the government had to be colluding in the game, or else there would had to have been some […]

The Seven (not so) Deadly Sins According to the Internet Age

Yesterday, I posted my stab at the Seven Deadly Sins of the Internet Age.  I was pretty serious about it in my usual Important Stuff way.  Today, SATIRE! The Seven (not so) Deadly Sins According to the Internet Age (NOTE: these sin apply both on and off the internet): 1) Getting Trolled No, no, no, […]

The Seven Deadly Sins of the Internet Age

Some random comment someone made earlier this week got me thinking about what a contemporary update of the seven deadly sins would be.  Not that the classic set have gone out of style, of course – I mean, I personally check in with Sloth every morning, and Gluttony, thy name is Chipotle – but in a way […]

Planet Karma (A Short Story)

(No, seriously, it’s a parable an allegory. [Corrected 6/25/12.]  Disclaimer one: I’m not actually religious.  Disclaimer two: it’s not about me.) God and the Devil decided to have a little competitive collaboration, to test out a couple particular notions they had of good and evil.  To that end, God created a planet in some far-flung corner […]