Posts in: These Weird Times

“The Weird” versus “weird” {TWT02}

Part two in a series. Two definitions of “weird” from Merriam-Webster: Of strange or extraordinary character: odd, fantastic Of, relating to, or caused by witchcraft or the supernatural: magical By capitalizing The Weird, I’m obviously intending it to mean something more than the everyday, first sense of “weird”: unusual. When people say something is weird, they mean that it is something they don’t have a ready explanation for. The paradigm they inhabit is not sufficient to explain it.

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Introducing “These Weird Times” {TWT01}

Part one in [a series]. When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. The passing of Labor Day Weekend means—to me, at least—the end of summer and the opening of Halloweentide. Never mind the heat wave. And what better time to launch something I’ve been thinking about for a while now? I am increasingly convinced that the only way forward in These Weird Times is to embrace The Weird.

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