Of Termites and Men

What is the difference between a termite mound and a skyscraper?

Is the difference qualitative, or merely a matter of quantity, of physical magnitude? Both involve a vertical alteration of natural spaces. Both are built entirely out of materials synthesized from the natural world. Both involve the carefully coordinated activity of “armies” of laborers. Continue reading “Of Termites and Men”

Getting back to the human side of the screen.

I see others around me, those others I care for the most, jacked firmly into their handheld universes, leaving only the barest shell of a human being behind, leaving me treading in desperation over the thinnest surface of a relationship, hoping to occupy those fleeting moments of transition in the ongoing flow pulsing across the slick screens in their palms. Continue reading “Getting back to the human side of the screen.”