The Collected Foremania

James Foreman
Matters of great importance mixed with matters of no importance, investigated and interrogated in a lighthearted fashion rife with gentle humor and wordplay.
Created 04 Jul 2020
  • Rise and Grind, Dirge and Dance
    22 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    One of these days, I will dance again. I have danced a few times, but I have too much shame and a poor body image and other associated inhibitors to do so as often as I am dancing in my head. I love l...
  • How Dating Apps Work in 2021
    14 Aug 2021 • 6 min read
    as seen in Bloomfield, Pittsburgh I’m writing this for two reasons. 1) to educate. Many friends of mine have been in long term relationships (LTRs in online dating parlance) and are fascinated by how ...
  • Cognitive Hygiene
    12 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    I haven’t written one of these in a while. I haven’t wanted to. This is both good and bad. Looking at the schedule, I see the last one went out on April 18, making it almost two months. Hold Fast Ever...
  • On Come-Backs
    18 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    Imagine it: a professional wrestling ring, full crowd going nuts, two wrestlers, sweaty and exhausted, shake hands over the limp body of an enemy they just defeated. Beneath them lies the body of Jim’...
  • I Sing a Song of Solitude
    29 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 2
    I love being by myself. There is no place I would rather be than alone. I almost don’t even care where it is, as long as there’s nobody else around. I wouldn’t mind being in London again, though. Lind...
  • Middlebrow
    21 Mar 2021 • 5 min read
    Oh Look, Another Project I saw that Twitter has a new thing, or Twitter bought a new thing, called Revue, so I decided to start a new project. This is in addition to my other projects that I’ve starte...
  • Deviations on Death
    13 Mar 2021 • 7 min read
    I wrote the following a bit ago, and I’ll get to why, but I’m including it here mostly as I left it. At the end, I’ll go back to Now. The first bit, about death, is from the Before (a month ago, or sl...
  • My Body, My Burden
    03 Feb 2021 • 4 min read
    My original title for this was My Fraught Relationship With Pain, because I had a couple of jaunts to the emergency room and they were both pain-related. I’ll elaborate in a minute, but I ditched that...
  • The Joy of Being Unmoored
    17 Jan 2021 • 9 min read • 1 1
    The nautical thing is an affectation, not an endorsement. I like nautical things in the same way I like wars that never happened—nobody was actually hurt, and it’s all just imagination (the star wars,...
  • A Year in Review: 2020
    03 Jan 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Oh man. Oh jeez. Where do I even begin? There’s no central narrative to Jim’s 2020, though COVID will dominate. That’s just the A Plot. The B and C Plots for your 2020 were different depending on who ...
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