About my anxiety

Finally, more than three weeks after I first tried to write this post, I’m giving up all pretension to eloquence. Let me just type as I want to type, without making it literary or clever. For the last decade I’ve been struggling with anxiety. It’s getting to the point where I can’t pretend things are…

Jonathan Franzen vs. the Future

Jonathan Franzen and I have something in common: we like books. We do differ in some ways. I’ve never read Franzen’s novels. Actually he hasn’t either, but writing them probably grants him some say. Probably. Still, arrogant as I may seem, Franzen is far more egregious: “The technology I like is the American paperback edition…