The Modern Normal

The Modern Normal
.... the ramblings of an anonymous linguist, teacher and freelance writer (not in that order)
Created 07 Sep 2021
  • The value of skepticism
    27 Oct 2021 • 13 min read • 4 4
    “So I got the Moderna, and people were like, So, you trust the government? No, I don’t trust the government. You trust big pharma? No, I don’t trust big pharma. I trusted my doctor. The guy who saved ...
  • Identifying as Unvaccinated
    03 Oct 2021 • 11 min read • 2 3
    Having spent the entirety of the Covid pandemic in Taiwan, I have been fortunate in my isolation not just from the virus, but from the Western cultural divisions and questions over whether I have been...
  • A belated introduction to my Substack
    22 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 1 0
    While I have gained a few unknown subscribers to this new blog (“hello and thank you!”), I would like to make one post here to reach out to my friends, who will get this link on social media. Many of ...
  • Vax Passports: The Medium is the Message
    08 Sep 2021 • 16 min read • 4 6
    Back to normal. It’s what we all want. But look around. Is anything about our Covid-infested world looking anything close to approaching normal? The city as a landscape of checkpoints, like an urban a...
  • Scenes from the new class struggle in Lotusland
    07 Sep 2021 • 21 min read
    This article was written in October 2018 and published on another blog. A month later, I had fled overseas where I found decent employment and a roof over my head within two weeks of landing. I surviv...
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