Sunday Sharing #7: Rewilding your attention, artificial loneliness, why Taylor Swift is the perfect vehicle for talking about books and more

A cowboy rides along the rails and looks out onto the near desolate fictional state of New Austin in Red Dead Redemption 2. Screenshot from Jacob Geller’s video “Artificial Loneliness.”

There’s little to share on my end this week. The past seven days were filled with exciting ideas and plans but very little action. However, if those plans develop like I hope they will then I’ll have a wealth of things to write about in the near future.

One idea I’m entertaining is moving these weekly logs to a monthly basis so that the posts are meatier and more consistent in the volume of content. I’m also considering increasing the frequency of my newsletter. A definitive decision probably won’t be made until the new year, so stay tuned.

For now, though, here are 10 things from around the web I read/viewed that I felt were worth sharing…


Sunday Sharing #4: Naming fictional characters, final girls, why every house is haunted and more

Arthur Morgan approaches the robot bartender – screenshot from “The MODDED Wacky West

My last list of 10 things I felt worth sharing over the past week for October.

I’ve quite enjoyed the format and it has been good practice for if I ever start sending out my newsletter out on a weekly basis in the style of Austin Kleon (who moved his newsletter to Substack last week). But I also might try experimenting with a different format.

But that’s a decision for next week. For this week, here are 10 more things I enjoyed reading/viewing that I wanted to share…

  1. Alison Stine on how you should name your fictional characters.
  1. Launched this month: Alternative Leftist Entertainment. You can also follow them on Twitter for regular updates. I can’t yet claim to be familiar with everyone’s work. But I have followed the Going Medieval blog, run by Dr. Eleanor Janega, for a little while now. The blog “exists to explain the medieval influences on the everyday world,” and you can check out the A-Z Index of all the different subjects Janega has covered. Her most recent post focuses on looking in the past for a better future, which is definitely worth reading. I’d also highly recommend reading her post on courtly love, sexual coercion, and killing your idols.