01.18.2018: One Chapter of Nonfiction

Today’s soundtrack is Cannibal Corpse: Evisceration Plague, another solid album from the masters of death metal. This afternoon, I’m reading the sixth chapter of the second book of Aristotle’s Ethics. To be called excellent, says Aristotle, any object must do two things: it must be in good repair, and it must function well. Virtue in […]

01.10.2019: One Chapter of Nonfiction

Today’s soundtrack is Furthermore: Fluorescent Jellyfish, a rap album that was recorded just before we were all relieved to learn that the lights stayed on after Y2K. This evening, I’m reading the fifth chapter of the second book of Aristotle’s Ethics, in which he says that he is coming close to giving a “formal definition […]

01.08.2018: One Chapter of Nonfiction

Today’s soundtrack is Johnny Cash: American V, an introspective, heavy album. Its glimmers of hope sparkle in the midst of the darkness like the morning’s light reflected by dewdrops on the little flowers beside the cemetery’s path. This evening, I’ll be reading The Essential Jung. Today’s reading is the first section, “Psychoanalysis and Neurosis,” of […]

12.22.2018: One Chapter of Nonfiction

Today’s soundtrack is Despised Icon: The Ills of Modern Man, a solid album by the Canadian deathcore band with tight drumming, satisfying grindcore-style squealed vocals, and just the right amount of “-core” to keep me banging my head. This afternoon, we got together with some friends, ate pizza, and played Really Bad Art, a fun, […]

12.21.2018: One Chapter of Nonfiction

Today’s soundtrack is Christmas With the Mills Family, a Spotify playlist that includes my favourite Christmas songs. It’s been a nice day: it was the last day of classes, so I have the next couple of weeks off. We’re having some friends over tomorrow, so I spent the afternoon catching up on the housework from […]