I had the opportunity to chat with Michael Hawley and Alan R Warren on the House of Mystery Radio. We discussed writing, research, philosophy, and Angel Falling, a new Vincent Bayonne Story. Thanks for having me on the show!
Born of violence and forged through society’s systems of reform—education, religion, and correction, Kane Kulpa developed outside the law. Despite his background, he’s a decent human, a man with a sense of his own moral code, a code developed from the outside looking in. Originally, Kane sought only to survive. He lived beyond the law
Civilization, at some level, is always a lie. Or, perhaps, civilization is always a promise unfulfilled. When we talk about being civilized, we evoke ideas of manners, propriety, and community. Civilized people know how to get along with one another, and they know the implications of certain actions, references, comments, and mannerisms. The civilized share
Technology isn’t a problem; it’s neither good nor bad, neither here nor there. The problem is that we come to technology with certain expectations, beliefs about technology’s capabilities and promise. Then, we, as a culture, don’t think critically about technology’s efficacy. Instead, we apply our technological expectations to ourselves. The basic premise of technology in
The systematization of our lives, the ways in which we are ushered through space, time, relationships, and thoughts without a sense of our self, our surroundings, process, or potential effects, appears to have made us deeply emotionally constipated. We struggle to think something through in real time, in the moment, and we struggle to provide
We live in the most systematized society in the history of the world. Everything we do processes us: how we move through space (streets, hallways, sidewalks, trails), how we spend our time (traffic, entrance lines, checkout lines, waiting rooms), and how we interact (apps, devices, emails, forms). We interface, touch base, connect, check-in, and reach-out.
Part One A Touch of Context A friend of mine once told me that if you could build something, you could design it. My friend happens to be quite handy. His garage is filled with tools, and he’s always restoring a classic car. For years, he’s been remodeling his house one room at a time