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Why to actually have (as in give birth to) a Child:

Posted 24 January 2018 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

Why-to revisit a previously written why-to: When I wrote a why-to for having a child before he was born, it was really an exercise in gaining a better understanding of what motivates any human to make another human. However, since creating that initial why-to, I have actually had the child—actually, my wife was the one who gave […]

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Why-to have a child:

Posted 18 July 2017 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

I wonder if, when our kid is born, we’ll be opened up to the world rebornin such a way that all of the brilliant stimuli that already exists around here will suddenly become brighter and more vibrant. Maybe he will—his body coated in a light, soft, downy coat—spring moment by moment to each new experience with […]

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Why-To Sing by Adria Bregani (Submission)

Posted 10 July 2017 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

Cross-posted on Patreon.   If you’re like most people, you don’t have a memory of a mysterious group of grinning, sun-stroked strangers pounding on your front door, eager to grasp your palm and shake, shake, vigorously shake it until the sweat of their clammy hands has fully transferred to yours, soaking your own digits and […]

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Why-to listen to music:

Posted 14 June 2017 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

Cross-posted at Entropy Magazine, but edited and changed since its original publication. I’m hard pressed to think of a person who doesn’t like music.  It’s been around since the beginning and it comes in all forms in all cultures so there’s got to be a reason for it.  Maybe we should dissect the process of the […]

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Protected: Why-to have a name:

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Why-to watch the Twin Peaks reboot:

Posted 01 June 2017 | By | Categories: Text, Why-to | No Comments

Living in the era of the reboot, it’s difficult not to be jaded by every revival that Hollywood throws up onto the silver screen, all over the boob tube, or into the internet. These efforts more often resemble a Pet Cemetery-style resurrection-for-profit than a genuine intent to extend the life of a piece of art, […]