Here’s why we don’t understand heavier-than-air flight

If you’ve been reading popular science websites or magazines lately, then you may have heard the…

Kinds of Potential

I’ve been thinking about the idea of potential lately, especially in the sense of the phrase…

Elderblog Sutra: 12

The last time I added to this blogchain, in July 2020, I was thinking about the…

Here’s why we don’t understand what electricity is

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, written in 1818, the young Victor Frankenstein becomes obsessed with the idea…

Storytelling — Harmon vs. McKee

I’ve been on a gigantic yak-shave for the last few months exploring storytelling theories, so I…

MJD 59,256

2021 is turning out to be a slow year getting off the ground here on ribbonfarm.…

Domestic Cozy: 13

Kyle Chayka, author of The Longing for Less, a 2020 book on the rise of minimalism,…

Nostalgia for Network Effects

The reality of the Biden inauguration hasn’t yet sunk in. It’s not exactly a return to…

Boilerplate Advice

Lately there’s been a gradual uptick in young(er) people asking me for “advice” and a steady…

2020 Ribbonfarm Extended Universe Annual Roundup

This has undoubtedly been the weirdest year in the 13-year history of Ribbonfarm, and one that…