September 23, 2005
Generator turns 3 years old!
Today (Friday Sept. 23, 2005) Generator turns 3 years old! This past week I've been reviewing my old YL writings -- and since Generator is primarily an outlet for my YL stuff, I see a nice synchronicity in sharing a few vital statistics about what I've found.
Below this self-congratulatory intro, you'll find a list of nearly every YL essay I've ever written. What I want to know: Just how many YL documents have I written at this point?
...One practice that has served me well has been keeping logs of my essays. What I consider to be my first YL essay, I wrote back in 1992. Since then, I've had seven major catalogs of YL essays. Since 2002 I've restarted the log each year; that's four. Prior to that, there were two other major logs: one with 40 essays, another with 67. Prior to those, there were ten early documents that I went back to later and organized into a another log.
For practical purposes, I'm going to base my count of documents on the logs, rather than that on the true number of documents scattered across four computers. Not all of my YL writings have made it into the logs: I have a separate binder for independent studies I did through Reed, book attempts, speeches & workshops, and political actions. The essays on Generator have not been entirely about YL -- but predominantly, and this is where my YL writing focus has been for the past three years -- so I'm choosing to include the present logs in their entirety in my reckoning. [My other essay logs -- on sexism, relationships, bisexual politics, etc. -- I've excluded entirely.]
My grand total? This entry will bring the count up to 180 documents, exactly. Nice round number!
Of those 180, I've put 63 essays into the logs since I began Generator. And I see that there are now 66 entries in the Movable Type system (the software that runs this blog). [There are a few "site info" entries that don't go into the logs.]
...I've been considering getting all 180 documents online. That's a heck of a lot of work! But, even if it doesn't happen, here's at least a list of the titles -- both to prove to myself that I've really done this work, and to whet your appetite. Let me know if something really peaks your interest!
MASTER INDEX OF YOUTH LIB ESSAY LOGS
- INDEX: Early Works (1992-1993)
- 01/05.28.92 Letter - To Amanda Riesman
- 02/09.20.92 Feminism and Boys: On Youth Oppression's Structure and Significance
- 03/12.16.92 On Youth As A Political Identity (Hum 220 paper)
- 04/02.22.93 Thoughts on Youth Oppression
- 05/04.28.93 Imagining Direction: Liberating Works
- 06/05.13.93 Youth Organizations & Centers (phone list)
- 07/06.03.93 Being Young Sucks
- 08/06.06.93 Youth Oppression & Violence
- 09/07.23.93 Letter - To David Lee
- 10/08.19.93 Letter - To David Lee
INDEX: Adultism Notebook
- 00/05.05.94 STARTING POINTS: Material for Essays on Adultism
- 01/04.18.94 Useful Definitions
- 02/04.20.94 Hate Crime and Minors
- 03/05.05.94 A Battery Protest Model for Youth Liberation
- 04/05.20.94 Making Rumors of Freedom / or, Generation X & Activism
- 05/05.29.94 What Adults Are
- 06/05.29.94 Anti-Adultism Action as Guerrilla Warfare
- 07/05.31.94 Take Back the Curfew
- 08/06.01.94 What Adultism Is
- 09/07.04.94 Is "Kids" a Social Hate Category?
- 10/08.28.94 Adult Supremacism and Violence Against Minors
- 11/12.05.94 Fundamental Tenets of Youth Oppression Theory
- 12/11.02.94 Minors & Adults as Caste System
- 13/11.04.94 The Rumor of Freedom
- 14/11.09.94 A Resistance Movement
- 15/11.20.94 Principles of Unity for Youth Liberation
- 16/08.06.94 Adult Supremacy: Framework
- 17/03.27.95 Difference
- 18/01.13.95 [Paideia class: Introduction to Adultism]
- 19/01.12.95 Things Said To or About "Kids"
- 20/04.18.95 Adultism Theory: Adult Supremacism, Age Stratification, & the Political Nature of Violence Against Minors
- 21/04.20.95 Adultism Theory: Adult Supremacism, Age Stratification, & the Political Nature of Violence Against Minors
- 22/04.27.95 Conversation
- 23/05.26.95 Rant: An Ideal World / Re-Focus on Harassment / Naming Parents
- 24/06.01.95 Grassroots Movement
- 25/06.03.95 Activism How To
- 26/06.12.95 Special Topics
- 27/06.16.95 Special Topics 2
- 28/08.12.95 Youth Liberation as Church
- 29/09.04.95 Youth Peace
- 30/10.03.95 Minors are Present
- 31/10.03.95 Penelope Conversation
- 32/11.08.95 Agency of Oppression, Linchpins of Social Constructionism, & Blueprints for Change
- 33/03.13.96 M&M Workshop Outline / "Adult Supremacism: Child Abuse viewed from an Oppression Framework"
- 34/03.31.96 M&M Workshop Outline - version 2 / Adult Supremacism: Child Abuse viewed from an Oppression Framework
- 35/01.18.96 Disseminator of Youth Liberation Politics
- 36/01.27.96 Abolition of Adulthood – A Strategy for Youth Liberation
- 37/01.07.96 Youth Culture
- 38/05.08.94 Refusing To Be An Adult
- 39/02.12.96 Age Allegory
INDEX: YL!J – Youth Liberation! Journal
- 01/08.18.96 A Letter to Generation X
- 02/09.18.96 Coverture [incomplete]
- 03/09.20.96 A Movement By and For Youth
- 04/09.29.96 Unfair to Youth!
- 05/10.01.96 Lines of Acquaintance - for Sven
- 06/10.03.96 Age Monism
- 07/10.05.96 Vision Statement
- 08/10.15.96 FIRST OBJECTIVES for Youth Liberation
- 09/10.29.96 PARENTAL RIGHTS [incomplete]
- 10/11.21.96 CR: Courage Raising
- 11/01.06.97 ADULTISM: The Oppression of Young People - OUTLINE
- 12/02.25.97 YOUTH LIB How-To – For Adults
- 13/05.12.97 Book Outline: / Youth Liberation: Strategy for Stopping Adult Sup
- 14/08.24.97 "But he's never hit me…"
- 15/09.05.97 A Framework for Understanding Young People's Oppression
- 16/09.16.97 The Goals of Youth Liberation
- 17/10.12.97 Violence Against Minors – OUTLINE
- 18/10.13.97 Violence Against Minors (part 1)
- 19/10.13.97 Youth Liberation: A Movement Led By Youth, For Youth
- 20/10.13.97 Youth Liberation: A Movement Led By Youth, For Youth
- 21/10.19.97 Violence Against Minors (part 2)
- 22/10.27.97 Violence Against Minors (part 3)
- 23/12.13.97 What makes someone an adult?
- 24/12.15.97 What makes someone an adult? – OUTLINE
- 25/12.15.97 What makes someone an adult? [version 2]
- 26/01.07.98 Analysis: The Identity "Adult" – OUTLINE
- 27/01.07.98 Analysis: The Identity "Adult"
- 28/01.12.98 Introduction: Transforming the Adult Supremacist Society
- 29/01.15.98 Transforming the Adult Supremacist Society
- 30/02.01.98 The Youth Liberation! Handbook – Table of Contents
- 31/02.04.98 Analysis: Adulthood & identifying as an adult – OUTLINE
- 32/02.17.98 Analysis: How (and why) young people become adults – Pt.A
- 33/02.25.98 Analysis: How (and why) young people become adults – Pt.B
- 34/02.27.98 Analysis: The oppression of young people (Q#5)
- 35/03.03.98 Analysis: How (and why) young people become adults – Pt.C
- 36/03.03.98 Why Progressives should care about Youth Liberation
- 37/03.04.98 Vision: Youth Liberation Movement (Q#3,4,5)
- 38/03.13.98 Workshop: Youth Liberation 101
- 39/03.14.98 Youth Liberation 101 [handout]
- 40/03.16.98 Youth Liberation 101 [4 pages]
- 41/03.28.98 Comparing Visions
- 42/03.28.98 What would a world without adultism look like?
- 43/03.31.98 Youth Liberation: Analysis - Table of Contents
- 44/04.23.98 ROUGH DRAFT/The Youth Liberation! Handbook-Analysis, Vision, & Strategy
- 45/06.07.98 Youth Liberation Handbook - Table of Contents
- 46/07.08.98 Rules for Adult Allies
- 47/07.24.98 The role of 18-25's in Youth Lib
- 48/08.03.98 The Liberation Framework
- 49/08.13.98 How to be an Adult Ally to Youth
- 50/10.31.98 Problem: Adult Supremacism, Solution: Youth Liberation
- 51/01.10.99 Youth Liberation Book - OUTLINE
- 52/02.03.99 The Shape of a Youth Liberation Movement
- 53/02.17.99 Unlearning Adultism
- 54/02.23.99 Abolitionists
- 55/03.03.99 Youth Liberation 101 Booklet
- 56/05.25.99 Protectors
- 57/06.11.99 The Concept of Oppression
- 58/07.10.99 Why "adultism" instead of "ageism"?
- 59/07.10.99 Why the word "Adultism" instead of "Ageism"?
- 60/07.18.99 The Life-line of a Movement
- 61/07.18.99 Book Outline - YOUTH LIBERATION: tools for young people fighting adult oppression
- 62/02.14.00 What is Youth Liberation?
- 63/07.18.00 Adultism: The Oppression of Young People - Book Outline
- 64/07.18.00 Adultism: The Oppression of Young People - Book Outline with Notes
- 65/08.09.00 (0) Preface
- 66/10.25.00 (1.1.) Different Models of Age
- 67/07.12.01 Working in Groups
INDEX: 2002 Generator Blog
- 001/09.23.02 On Writing A 'Blog
- 002/09.24.02 Poly Means...
- 003/09.25.02 Property and Ownership - part 1
- 004/09.26.02 Property and Ownership - part 2
- 005/10.01.02 Property and Ownership - part 3
- 006/10.09.02 Property and Ownership - part 4
- 007/10.10.02 Property and Ownership - part 5
- 008/12.02.02 Adult Supremacism - part 1
- 009/12.09.02 Compass [poem]
- 010/12.11.02 Adult Supremacism - part 2
INDEX: 2003 Generator Blog
- 001/01.06.03 Adult Supremacism - part 3
- 002/01.08.03 Adult Supremacism - part 4
- 003/01.09.03 Adult Supremacism - part 5
- 004/01.13.03 Chapter 1: About This Book - part 1
- 005/01.22.03 Chapter 1: About This Book - part 2
- 006/02.18.03 Chapter 1: About This Book - part 3
- 007/02.20.03 Book Outline - YOUTH LIBERATION: Fighting Adults' Abuse of Power
- 008/02.20.03 Book Blurb - YOUTH LIBERATION: Fighting Adults' Abuse of Power
- 009/02.20.03 Chapter 1: About This Book - part 4
- 010/03.03.03 Chapter 1: About This Book - part 5
- 011/03.04.03 Chapter 1: About This Book - part 6
- 012/03.05.03 Chapter 1: About This Book - part 7
- 013/03.05.03 Chapter 1: About This Book - part 8
- 014/03.07.03 Chapter 1: About This Book - part 9
- 015/03.07.03 Chapter 1: About This Book - part 10
- 016/07.08.03 Three Types of Youth Liberatioin: Youth Equality, Youth Power, Youth Culture
- 017/07.10.03 The Role of Adults within Youth Liberation
- 018/07.13.03 The Future of Youth Justice
- 019/07.30.03 Age Lines: How to Define "Adults" and "Youth"
- 020/08.01.03 Thoughts About How To Package Youth Liberation Texts
INDEX: YL ESSAY LOG-2004
- 01)09.20.04 OUTLINE: Youth Are Nobody's Property -- Except Their Own
- 02)09.29.04 Exploration: Emancipation
- 03)10.05.04 Exploration: Public Education
- 04)10.06.04 Exploration: Youth As Their Own Property
- 05)10.07.04 Why "Youth Liberation" instead of "Youth Rights"? [fragment]
- 06)10.27.04 YL Theory: Topic Areas
- 07)12.08.04 Exploration: Outline for a Youth History of Adult Power
- 08)12.20.04 Exploration: Ageless Being - A Thought Experiment
- 09)12.22.04 Exploration: Worldview of the Youth Power Movement
INDEX: YL ESSAY LOG-2005
- 01)01.19.05 Exploration: Compare/Contrast Youth Equality vs. Youth Power
- 02)01.26.05 Exploration: Youth Liberation - First Person Singular
- 03)02.09.05 Exploration: Life in a Post- Youth Liberation World
- 04)02.23.05 Book Outline: The Keywords of Youth Liberation
- 05)02.23.05 Book Outline: The Keywords of Youth Liberation - Revised
- 06)02.23.05 Book Outline: Youth Liberation's Big Ideas
- 07)04.09.05 Justice is a drama that plays out on many stages
- 08)04.27.05 Research: History of Adulthood
- 09)04.28.05 Notes: How Adulthood Evolved - A Speculative History
- 10)05.03.05 Exploration: Expanding Parents' Role in YL Work
- 11)05.05.05 Exploration: A New Contract Between Parents and Youth
- 12)05.10.05 Outline: New Framework for Historical Research on Adulthood
- 13)05.26.05 Exploration: Youth Against Youth Liberation
- 14)05.26.05 Research: The Origins of Law
- 15)05.27.05 Exploration: Joining the Opposition?
- 16)06.08.05 The Evolution of Youth's Position Under the State - A Hypothesis
- 17)06.25.05 Historical Research on Adulthood, draft #1
- 18)07.22.05 YL Simplified
- 19)08.23.05 Exploration: Blueprint for Revolution (part 1)
- 20)08.24.05 Exploration: Blueprint for Revolution (part 2)
- 21)08.25.05 Exploration: Blueprint for Revolution (part 3)
- 22)08.29.05 Exploration: Blueprint for Revolution (part 4)
- 23)09.15.05 Exploration: Criteria for YL Organizations
- 24)09.23.05 Generator turns 3 years old!
September 06, 2005
10 essays from May-Aug 2005 uploaded
Here are ten documents from this summer, written during the period of May 2005 through August 2005. I'm pretty pleased with "Youth Against Youth Liberation" and "Youth Liberation Simplified", and expect to edit them into finished essays. The "Blueprint for Revolution" series has an enormous amount of material that I'll be able to draw upon later, but don't have a clear vision for at present. There are also several more installments here in my ongoing research on the "age of majority".
- Exploration: Youth Against Youth Liberation [05.26.05]
- Research: The Origins of Law [05.26.05]
- Exploration: Joining the Opposition? [05.27.05]
- The Evolution of Youth's Position Under the State - A Hypothesis [06.08.05]
- Historical Research on Adulthood, Draft #1 [06.25.05]
- Youth Liberation Simplified [07.22.05]
- Exploration: Blueprint for Revolution (part 1) [08.23.05]
- Exploration: Blueprint for Revolution (part 2) [08.24.05]
- Exploration: Blueprint for Revolution (part 3) [08.25.05]
- Exploration: Blueprint for Revolution (part 4) [08.29.05]
May 22, 2005
12 essays from Jan-May 2005 uploaded
Over the past few days I uploaded twelve more documents, written during the period of Jan. 2005 through May 2005. ...Formatting takes quite a bit of time.
- Exploration: Compare/Contrast Youth Equality vs. Youth Power [01.19.05]
- Exploration: Youth Liberation - First Person Singular [01.26.05]
- Fragment: Life in a Post- Youth Liberation World [02.09.05]
- Book Outline: The Keywords of Youth Liberation [02.23.05]
- Book Outline: The Keywords of Youth Liberation - Revised [02.23.05]
- Book Outline: Youth Liberation's Big Ideas [02.23.05]
- Justice is a drama that plays out on many stages [04.09.05]
- Research: History of Adulthood [04.27.05]
- Notes: How Adulthood Evolved - A Speculative History [04.28.05]
- Exploration: Expanding Parents' Role in YL Work [05.03.05]
- Exploration: A New Contract Between Parents and Youth [05.05.05]
- Outline: New Framework for Historical Research on Adulthood [005.10.05]
Posted by Sven at 06:32 PM
May 16, 2005
9 essays from Sept-Dec 2004 uploaded
Today I uploaded nine documents that I wrote during the period of Sept. 2004 through Dec. 2004.
- OUTLINE: Youth Are Nobody's Property -- Except Their Own [09.20.04]
- Exploration: Emancipation [09.29.04]
- Exploration: Public Education [10.05.04]
- Exploration: Youth As Their Own Property [10.06.04]
- Fragment: Why "Youth Liberation" instead of "Youth Rights"? [10.07.04]
- YL Theory: Topic Areas [10.27.04]
- Exploration: Outline for a Youth History of Adult Power [12.08.04]
- Exploration: Ageless Being - A Thought Experiment [12.20.04]
- Exploration: Worldview of the Youth power Movement [12.22.04]
The blog has looked dead -- but I've been busy writing. I just haven't been good about posting the results.
One of the reasons for this is that it's taken me a while to get comfortable with a new philosophy of writing. Despite my original vision for this blog, which emphasized putting up rough drafts, I've struggled against a perfectionistic streak that doesn't want to share unpolished work with the world. Here are a few thoughts that are helping me combat that streak now:
- quality will be the by-product of quantity
- don't mix generating text with editing it
- for every ten essays I write, probably only one will be worth editing
- it's OK to be a beginner -- to let my true level show
- it's legitimate to write "explorations", wherein I simply try to sort out my own thoughts
- it's easier to respond to a prompt, than to create out of thin air
At present I have 12 new YL documents written during 2005 yet to be uploaded. I hope to get them up soon. Once they're up, I have more than a hundred YL essays dating back to 1991 that I'd like to get online...
Posted by Sven at 08:58 PM
December 10, 2003
New address for GENERATOR
The GENERATOR's new address is:
If you've got this page bookmarked, please change the address now.
September 23, 2002
On Writing A 'Blog
"'Blog" -- short for "web log". Having only been introduced to the concept yesterday, my understanding of the form is pretty fuzzy. However, my impression is that the generic 'blog is a webpage with serial entries -- suitable for a daily online diary, or a pundit's column. Seizing the inspiration (and the generous offer of tech support from Michael Hall), I've decided to give writing a 'blog a shot.
The Generator's Previous Incarnation
At the beginning of September 2001 -- just over a year ago -- I announced that I was going to publish a weekly essay series via email. Unfortunately, that announcement was the last anyone heard of it. A number of things happened. (A) Writing, editing, and publishing the introductory essay took 20 hours -- more than I could expect myself to accomplish every week. (B) A new partner joined our poly household -- so there was relationship work to do. (C) The World Trade Center fell on 9/11, making an emotional shock that took some time to get over.
My big plan with Generator was to create a number of books, writing the chapters in a serialized form. I left my position as president of the Portland Bisexual Alliance in July of 2001 largely because I'd come to realize that my books would never get written, given the amount of time that PBA was consuming. However, as I picked up the writing project again this spring, I made a self-discovery: I don't actually know how to manage writing and editing long essays, let alone a book.
I was working on a piece titled "Equal [does not equal] Same" over the course of several weeks. I was up to my seventh draft, and still kept on discovering new sections that needed to be written, old sections that ought to be severed and turned into separate essays altogether. The problem was that I hadn't started with a rough draft that deserved so much editing. So I switched my approach. I figure there's probably going to be about a 1:10 ratio: for every ten rough essays I write, there'll be maybe one that I'm really happy with and deserves to get polished up to a publishable form. So, during the late spring and summer I adopted the strategy of "previsualization". That's a term I stole from George Lucas and the making of Star Wars Episode I. "Previsualization" in movie-making is the period where you're making sketches of alien critters, costumes, architecture, and landscapes, before the script is even written. [The word itself seems weird to me -- how can you start "visualizing" before you're visualizing?] I figured I would try writing the books that I have in mind without doing any editing -- simply to get them out of my head and see if the general shape makes sense. If I like the whole, then I could use these "previsualized" essays like a storyboard as I make the real thing -- the serious, edited chapters.
That writing strategy actually worked really well. I don't have any problem creating volume, so I got to try out two long arcs of essays and discover that my overall approach to one of my book projects needs to be shifted. The lingering problem is that it's been a year and still nobody's read my work. It might as well not exist!
Content. My interests haven't particularly changed during the past year. The seven book ideas that I described in "An Introduction to the Generator" are still the projects I want to tackle:
- an overview of the oppression / liberation framework
- a description and analysis of adult oppression of youth
- strategy for youth activists who want to resist and dismantle adult supremacism
- an overview of current sex / gender debates that also attempts to resolve theoretical conflicts between the feminist and transsexual movements
- a look at how pro-feminist men and feminist women can do principled, ethical intimacy
- know-how and theory for the bisexual movement gleaned from my work with PBA
- 100 famous bisexuals -- short biographies documenting our past
What I'm beginning to question, though, is my investment in the format we understand as "book". I see in my self someone who's internalized the notion of publication as immortality... which is of course a lie. I think most writers probably get sucked into this one. We hope that we will write one of the Great Books that critics and public alike canonize, a book that is remembered for centuries to come. Reality is that we laugh at books written in the fifties because they're so tragically dated, we remember only a handful of books that were published a decade ago, and most of the stuff sitting on our bedstands right now only gets one reading -- and we skim through the boring parts.
...It becomes a question of economics -- how much greater impact am I getting for every hour spent trying to craft the perfect paragraph? An off-the-cuff conversation is more powerful than the essay that never even gets published. And an essay now that is topical, that responds to current events, is more powerful than the really polished writing that comes out six months too late. The metaphor I need to embrace -- especially as someone who thinks about politics and activism -- is writing as conversation. As the post-modernists say, culture is constantly engaged in "discourse"; for my writing to matter, establishing myself as a participant in the conversation has to come before considerations about the quality of what I have to say. To put it another way, it's better to put my foot in my mouth than to not open my mouth at all.
Conversation isn't like making a business presentation or a press release. In conversation, I say something dumb, muddled, or just plain wrong -- which evokes a response from whoever I'm talking with -- then giving me the opportunity to correct myself, elaborate upon a point, make my position more sophisticated. It's a dialectic. Contrast this with the metaphor for writing that I, like many other writers, have absorbed: writing as product. A piece of writing should be complete, polished, shrink-wrapped -- something that you can put on a shelf and sell. It's a metaphor that originates, I suspect, in the modern book publishing / distribution industry. "Success" is getting a publishing house to make several thousand copies of your work and put copies (2 or 3 each) into chain bookstores around the nation. There's so much distance, so much alienation, from the people you're writing to -- one's focus gets stuck on the production process.
I think I have a block against publishing because the stakes seem so high. Trying to make the perfect product, the one that every anonymous consumer will buy, that will immortalize me as a household name , is a good way to get burnt out. That's why I'm excited to try writing a 'blog. It feels less heavy -- like jazz instead of classical music, like improvisation.
Here's what I want to do: write for two hours a day, Monday through Thursday, and post what I come up with sans editing (just a spell-check). The problem of distribution is essentially done away with, and I'm not putting upon my readers because it's their choice to visit the site. And yet, what I've done is available to them, and I can respond in my writings if I do get feedback. For me it means accepting and living with the fact that I won't like a lot of what I write -- it will seem transparently dumb, wrong, and muddled to me. ...But I can move in the direction of creating a lifestyle where writing is more about how I live with people, less about the shame of failing to get my product out by its announced release date.
A Writer's Routine
Any large project, that requires sustained effort over time, needs a plan. Over the past few years I've developed a routine that works pretty well for me when I'm writing. Here's the outline, including my latest tweaks...
- I get up at 7am. Time before noon is the easiest to secure for myself and defend against distractions. I can even not answer the phone -- no one needs to be called back until after noon.
- 8-10am I walk a 5-mile circuit on Powell Butte. This is vital -- I can never just sit down and write well off the top of my head. The walk is a meditation, allowing me to collect my thoughts and brainstorm notes into a 3x5" pad I carry. Walking also gets my circulation moving and keeps me healthy -- just sitting and writing all day is terrible for the heart.
- Afternoons are time to work on an ongoing project. My first project is to reorganize the house and get it ship shape for this fall's work. After that I need to work on typing up this past summer's backlog of writing (I write long-hand), and then work on producing animated movie versions of my essays for possible use by activist communities.
- Evenings are time for social interaction, or spending time with my self.
- The preceding routine is for Monday through Thursday. I like to take all of Friday for cleaning and general home maintenance activities. Weekends stay open, since that's when most people are free for larger social events.
- To secure the support of my close friends and loved ones, I've come up with "the ice-cream plan". There are three main bits to my writing routine: getting up at 7am, walking, and writing two hours. I'm going to make a point of reiterating my goals to three different friends (possibly again each week). If I succeed in meeting my goals, I'll buy each of them a pint of icecream at the end of the week. It gives them a reason to root for me instead of resenting my time alone; it's easier for me to reward my friends than myself for success; and it gives me the feeling of paying back the community for my privilege of self-expression -- even if that expression is being done in the name of activism.
...I'm going to try writing this 'blog for two weeks. If it goes well, I'll continue. I'm optimistic -- the way to becoming a better writer is more likely through volume than sporadic frenzies of editing. Over time I may even have enough good fragments to put together the books I keep fantasizing about. And hell, if I die, now no one's saddled with the job of trying to compile and publish my stuff posthumously. Here it all is.
September 23, 2002
Posted by Sven at 07:02 PM