Essays and editorials

This site is mainly about fiction. I do, however, opine with some frequency about various topics. These opinion pieces take the form of short blog posts, as well as full-fledged essays.

Many of the short blog posts are ephemeral in nature, and I have no qualms about letting them disappear into the deep oblivion of the daily feed. About once or twice per week, however, I’ll write an opinion piece that deserves a longer shelf life. These are organized and hyperlinked below.


Languages and language-learning

Television and film

Books, writing, and authors


Technology, Internet, social media

Science and medicine

Advice, memoir, and philosophical musings (i.e., miscellaneous stuff that doesn’t really fit into any other category)