Lost Cities of the Mind: The Pot-Field of K’àak Chi’ and the Myth of Natural Genius

So about a day ago, the social-media news started trending that William Gadoury, a “remarkable teenager” from Canada, had discovered a lost Mayan city that has eluded a world full of experts for centuries. Stranger things have happened, and the teen’s ingenuity is obvious from … Continue reading Lost Cities of the Mind: The Pot-Field of K’àak Chi’ and the Myth of Natural Genius

Yet Another Apologie for Fantasy (this time in pitying rebuttal to Headmaster Whiting)

Perennially, seasonally, weekly, daily, one straps on one’s keyboard to write another Apologie for speculative fiction with the same tired determination a doctor treats a smoker’s fourth heart attack—with the same heartsick sense of grim duty that President Obama takes the podium to state, again, … Continue reading Yet Another Apologie for Fantasy (this time in pitying rebuttal to Headmaster Whiting)