Archive: October 2015

Book review: “Kraken” (October 26, 2015)

I’m a huge fan of China MiĆ©ville, so I picked up Kraken with great anticipation. It pains me to report, therefore, that Kraken just isn’t very good

What it is like to live with clinical depression (October 21, 2015)

Depression is a battle you know you can’t win, an enemy you know you can’t defeat. It’s a war that never ends. But you can arm yourself and train so you’re ready whenever it strikes

Book review: “The Martian” (October 19, 2015)

The Martian has received glowing reviews, which I find completely baffling, because it’s not very good

Nobody ever won by surrendering the initiative (October 14, 2015)

Initiative was the gift Barack Obama gave the GOP, because he made them the arbiters of whether his strategy was successful or not