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The Meaning of Life

This is part of an ongoing project called the (e) book of love. I was wondering what MeFites thought of it. Previously, someone called it "pious gibberish", which I sort of liked, that impression. It's a long-ish read, be warned. If you can't get past the first few paragraphs, let me know why that would be. Peace be with you.
posted by paladin on Aug 1, 2017 - 0 comments

Living Shakespeare

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the collaborative Living Shakespeare project presents essays on Shakespeare's works by prominent global figures, accompanied by short films featuring the writers co-produced by BBC World TV. [more inside]
posted by Sonny Jim on Jun 22, 2017 - 0 comments

Making a PBJ in 2016

After having read enough articles about exasperation about there being just too much stuff in JavaScript, I decided to write one as well – about my trip to the grocery store!
posted by ignignokt on Oct 4, 2016 - 4 comments

I Butchered a Pig

I butchered a pig this weekend, and decided to write about the process. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 14, 2016 - 5 comments

What I Learned From One Month Of Not Eating Raw Chicken

A personal essay that I hope resonates with a lot of people.
posted by Greg Nog on Jan 4, 2016 - 6 comments

A Field Guide To The True American Diner

I wrote this for The Awl. It is about diners and how to sort them.
posted by The Whelk on Oct 10, 2014 - 10 comments

Living with our backs to the future

It's my first piece for the NYTimes! A Riff essay on how the past's view of the future impacts how we live in the present. Plus DeLoreans.
posted by ericbop on Jul 14, 2014 - 1 comment

Trudy Campbell Is A KGB Spy

A careful read of the early seasons of Mad Men reveals a hidden truth: Housewife Trudy Campbell is a secret KGB agent working to undermine the West.
posted by The Whelk on May 29, 2014 - 9 comments

We Think He Might Be a Boy: Raising a Transgender Child

You may recognize me from my many comments in trans-related MetaFilter threads as both the partner and the parent of transgendered people. I was recently asked to contribute an essay about my five-year-old son's gender history to Friends Journal, a national Quaker magazine. Here it is!
posted by not that girl on Jul 31, 2013 - 9 comments

Sharing 35 Poems (and One Essay)

In the process of redesigning my website, I decided to take the plunge and formatted 35 of my poems - making them available in a variety of formats: PDF, HTML, TXT and DOC. There's even a ZIP file that contains every format. All of the poems are released under a CC BY-NC license. [more inside]
posted by avoision on Nov 29, 2012 - 3 comments

How Are You Not Dead?

The Grim Reaper his own bad self apparently keeps looking me right in the eye, but keeps saying, “Not now, dude.” A budding collection of unusual essays.
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Feb 28, 2011 - 2 comments

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