Samples

Samples

Advertising Pure Love

A long ad for Pure Love / Essay about the inherent evil of advertising
PureLoveShop.com is a website dedicated to selling Pure Love.
We’ve posted a Pure Love advertising campaign a year for the last three years:
Summer 2020 PL Campaign (abandoned to focus on politics; we hope to return soon)
Pure Love for Sale (from 2019)
Pure Love for Sale (from 2018)

Politics

NYC Journal – Politics

A few samples from that page:

On Not Burning it Down is an anti-Trump/pro-Biden/pro-Democracy piece. Lyrical.

A Fun New War is a charming essay about Russian interference in the 2016 election. Very lyrical.

No Reality, No Democracy is a summary of articles about Trump’s dishonesty, his digital disinformation campaign, and other disturbing behavior. Not so lyrical.

Trump Push-Poll / A Lesson in Disinformation. We break down a tiny piece of Trump’s disinformation campaign, highlighting the psychological tricks it employs, and demonstrating the inaccuracy of its claims. As of 8/31/2020, still a work in progress, but getting there. Fact-driven, but not without a little lyricism breaking through here and there. There’s one long speechify in the latter half that will have to be pared way down, or perhaps moved entirely to a separate essay.

Representative Democracy is a Spiritual Good. Political philosophy, ending with a discussion of how voters should respond to Trump. In parts very lyrical.

Most if not all those essays are Something Deeperist works.

Something Deeperism

We have a philosophy. We call it Something Deeperism.
We’ve made an Institute.
These essays are pretty readable: A Shared Something Deeperism and Duties of a Republican’s Citizenry (both are political philosophy). Why Something Deeperism? Simple! It’s not self-defeating, but it’s rivals are! makes the philosophical case for adopting Something Deeperism as one’s personal worldview. It also argues that everyone is already a Something Deeperist.

[There’s a great deal of Something Deeperism in First Essays (on the !Buy the Books! tab). But it’s not all Something Deeperism. Almost all the essays linked to in The Something Deeperism Institute are in both First Essays and A Readable Reader]

Poetry

We’ve collected many of our poems at Bartleby’s Poetry Corner. This one turned out well: America. Here’s an example of the Nostalgia Sonnets: To Greg’s Dad.

NYC Jouranl

We collect moments in the NYC Journal. Example: NYC Journal #9 – First Nice Day. No one’s really reading them, but we’re still trying to do one a week or so. Just, you know, an activity.

We have not made a lot of progress with our Short Story Game. Here’s a response story to Joyce’s “The Sisters” (in Dubliners): Another Cotter Story.

We did translations of and response stories to three Kafka stories. Die Wale is the response story to Die Sorge des Hausvaters / Worry of a Family Man.

Years ago we wrote some science articles for FT Exploring. They’re the ones attributed to AM Watson. Here’s the Definition of Life.

A Little more from Pure Love Shop:
Pure Love Shop sells Pure Love. Here’s a commercial that claims Pure Love is Even Better than Classy Sneakers.
The site has many funny and engaging features, like Descriptions & Usage, and a lot of advertisements and other writings.

No one ever does but we always wish they would purchase our books. They are available on the !Buy Our Books! tab on this website. Right now we’re pushing Superhero Novella and A Readable Reader because we think they’re both pretty readable and readers will be able to read them right down without too much trouble. That was actually the whole idea behind A Readable Reader — that it be both worthwhile and engaging (“readable”).

Everything on this site is copyrighted by Andrew Mackenzie Watson.

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