Wieland—Introductory Inscription (1798)

From Virtue's blissful paths away The double-tongued are sure to stray; Good is a forth-right journey still, And mazy paths but lead to ill.   —by Charles Brockden Brown (1798). Wieland, T. & J. Swords, H. Caritat, New York.

Sex, Violence, Death, Toil: A Brief Primer On Fiction Writing, Prt. 2

Putting aside many of the age-old questions concerning the validity of the concept of Human Nature one can with absolute certainty say that there are Human Universals, that is, Human Generalities. Everyone who exists was born and everyone who was born will die. Everyone feels the pangs of hunger and thirst, of dread and envy, jealousy… Continue reading Sex, Violence, Death, Toil: A Brief Primer On Fiction Writing, Prt. 2

Fractal America, Kodokushi-6771, Prt.1

One of the most fundamental characteristics of the embedded American consciousness, is its rugged individualism, that is, the sovereign and heroic impulse to carve ones own path, to strike out on one's own into the unknown darkness to there light a fire. Such is to be expected from a nation of wilderness conquering colonists, but sovereign… Continue reading Fractal America, Kodokushi-6771, Prt.1