ABSURDITY BITES

  It’s the absurdity that bites. These slave masks. These gags.  Children in social distancing hats. Chalk squares on the playground.  Social distancing robots in the parks.  Instructions to stand in the corners and face away from each other in lifts. The sheer reach of this insanity. The pettiness of tyranny. The insistent tang of […]

FAMILIAR GAMES

I lived for six years in Amsterdam. I arrived there a few weeks before starting my new job, and just hung out in the city. The first three conversations I had with strangers all went the same way. They’d ask me what I thought of the place so far, and I’d say great, really chilled, […]