This is an index of the articles published on The Granite Notebook. I distinguish between articles and mere ‘posts’, although there is no particular line between the two. Articles are posts that I tend to spend more time thinking about, planning, and editing.
- In which I advance a brilliant theory about why comedian Russell Peters is relatively unknown to the United States.
- Uses and misuses of the infamous thesaurus.
- A light-hearted examination of my attempt to emulate “a baby that has never had its hair cut” and therein develop a new and convenient grooming style. The experience of having a shaggy beard features prominently.
- In which I discuss the self-publishing industry and offer an elegant ethical argument as to why lying is wrong.
- Where I dare to mention the historical shift that occurred after the fall of the Iron Curtain, in which the United States exchanged its dream of an age of democracy for the greed and gloss marketed bliss of an age of capitalism.
- On language, art, and the writing process. More particularly, on my writing process. Possibly the finest thing ever written by a writer about writing. Or thereabouts.
- A novel answer to the riddle of why professional soccer has never really been embraced by American sports fans.
- Where I discuss why soccer is the best sport in the world and the ways in which it is similar to boxing.
- Which is a small list of good reasons for a person to write books.