The Nefarious

the latin word nefas is a combination of the word ne, meaning “not,” and the word fas, which transliterates as “right,” but that’s not exactly right. it was more than that, something closer to dao, although romans were not daoists by any means. fas is the divine order of things, precariously balanced and beyond our rational comprehension. according to the modern mechanistic view, the universe is reducible and understandable and we … Continue reading The Nefarious

The Invisible Sorting Hat of Creative Success

people who are successful resent the implication that they are so by chance. this is really the wrong way to look at it. out in the world, in any field or art form, there is a great mix of talent and effort. some people are lopsided, others evenly balanced. some people are just posers with too little of either. successful people believe they are being … Continue reading The Invisible Sorting Hat of Creative Success