I wouldn’t call 2015 a fantastic year for humanity in general — “not great years for humanity” has been a bit of a depressing trend recently, hasn’t it — but for me it was certainly a pretty good one, and here at Whatever, I wrote a number of pieces I think are worth remembering here at the end of the year, ranging in topics from writing to politics to online life to beloved pets. As is my tradition on Christmas Eve, here are those entries, this year arranged alphabetically.
- Always and Never
- A Book Sale at the Cost of Your Conscience
- Disorganized Thoughts on Free Speech, Charlie Hebdo, Religion and Death
- Duran Duran, Neil Gaiman, and Beginnings
- eBook Sales and Author Incomes and All That Jazz
- Eight Things About Donald Trump
- Frightened, Ignorant and Cowardly is No Way to Go Through Life, Son
- Ghlaghghee, 2003 – 2015|Lopsided Cat, 2000 – 2015 (two entries, related)
- How Many Books You Should Write In a Year
- In Which I Select a Current GOP Presidential Candidate to Vote For, 2015 Edition
- My Day in a Wheelchair
- My Non-Spoilery Review of The Force Awakens
- The Myth of SF/F Publishing House Exceptionalism
- Reading Authors Not Like Me
- Reader Request Week 2015 #1: Free Speech Or Not
- Reader Request Week 2015 #3: Raising Strong Women
- Standard Responses to Online Stupidity
- The State of a Genre Title, 2015
- This New America
- A Useful Moment From a Mentor
Let me also take a moment to again note the passing of my friends John Anderson and Jacqueline Kahn. Their memory is a blessing.
And here we go, into the last week of 2015.