Rollins's Review, December 19
On my favorite Substack columns last week
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Some days I don’t do heavy analysis on why I like an article. This is one of those days. Diana Butler Bass of The Cottage wrote something about Joseph, the father of Jesus, and I found it comforting. Diana writes about Christianity, and I enjoy reading her work.
I want to be Charles Eisenstein when I grow up.
The dude is righteous and gentle and so entirely right on. This essay is a treat, and he’s got it absolutely right; seeing the world as divided into good guys and bad guys is a totalization based on victim mentality.
Billionaire Psycho of Billionaire Psycho is doing method, and method is hot. His masterful deconstructions of television and film are entirely worth your time.
Jillian Hess of Noted has a great piece on Jim Morrison up. I find the way people think fascinating, and Morrison’s notes are a window into his thought process.
I have no idea how I found Kelton Wright’s Shangrilogs, but I’m so glad I did. This piece is lyrical and lovely.
If Brandon Meeks doesn’t get some kind of breakout success very soon, I’ll be surprised. He is so fucking good. This essay, “Willem,” is just jaw-dropping.
BJ Campbell of Handwaving Freakoutery is a heavily armed, evil-minded supervillain who has mastered the art of applying data science in unconventional ways that make hypocrites and people who make confidently incorrect arguments tug at their collars nervously. This one’s on method.
This is actionable advice from dynomight. When dynomight advises, I listen, and you should too.
This is actionable advice from Zack Morris the Elder. When Zack Morris the Elder cooks dinner, I eat, and you should too.
Housekeeping: There will be no Rollins’s Review up this Friday, nor will there be a Dance Class post on Sunday. Chapter 15 of The God of Death and Second Chances will go up Friday this week, rather than Wednesday. Programming will return to its regular schedule next week, and there will be a second guest post from heterodox economist Charles Karelis next week as well. Enjoy your holiday.
Awe, thanks for the kind mention!
Were it not for this I'd have totally missed that Handwaving Freakoutery gem.