Doug Baldwin looked up over his head, like Willie Mays in the uncharted wilds of the Polo Grounds, and stuck out a desperate set of phalanges. The hand was reaching not just for a victory-clinching fourth-exclamation-point in what my colleague Mike Chan would refer to as a “FUCK YOU!!!!” reception; he was pawing at the … Continue reading Tipping Through Time
Seattle had never experienced an event like the Legion of Boom. They sprang from nowhere and did so fully formed. Humans need gestation, development, trial, error, and learning; not the Legion. They were an act of mighty pissed off gods of the Old World, and they are not known to play by the rules. The … Continue reading The Final Echo
As humanity approaches the limit of its own horizon, before it disappears into the boundless void of its own self-destructive hubris, it can be worthwhile to pause and consider what we want out of all of this. I do not think it is (essentially) what we need, or what we think is right, or what … Continue reading Belief
A (non-comprehensive) list of the ways I have deeply fucked up over my thirty-plus years on this mortal plane: 1. Had a child (that wasn’t the mistake you cretins) and been so impoverished at the time that I had to shake quarters out of a piggy bank to pay for gas to take him to … Continue reading Have I ever fucked up as badly as Oregon did on Saturday?