San Diego Comic-Con International: Why do we do this?
Going to Comic-Con feels like the opposite of the things I have been working on lately. Isn’t it just a celebration of our need to anesthetize ourselves from this world through games and TV? Isn’t it just an excuse to spend a lot of money in San Diego?
Words are important: Choose your message
Some of my favorite words are so old that they were passed down before writing was a thing. “Sing, Goddess, the wrath of Achilles,” ringing out from the first line of Homer’s Iliad may as well be the Sirens' song for me. Some things are more recent, but they have stayed with me. “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Forsan et haec olim memnisse iuvabit. (“Perhaps one day it will be a pleasure to remember these things.”) I am in awe of these extraordinary words.