2014: Not exactly a vintage year in my opinion. Nevertheless, a year in which I wrote several things here worth remembering here at the end of this year’s days. This year the memorable pieces were primarily about writing, and sexism and/or discrimination, with the latter being viewed particularly through the odious nonsense of GamerGate. About US politics I wrote almost nothing because to be blunt, in general the best I could manage out this nation’s politics this last year was an exasperated eyeroll.
For this list I also trimmed out a lot of my amusing Twitter escapades; those will show up in their own compiled list. But a few of them are here, for reasons.
These posts are arranged chronologically.
- A Portrait of the Artist as an Asshole
- A Season in the Show
- How I Knew I’d Made It
- The Orthodox Church of Heinlein
- Enjoying Problematic Things
- The Four Levels of Discrimination (And You) (And Me, Too)
- Jay Lake, Remembered
- Amazon, Hachette, Publishing, Etc — It’s Not a Football Game, People
- The Ways the Scalzi Women Are Better Than Me: An Incomplete List
- But Doctor, I am Pagliacci
- Suddenly, Nostalgia
- An Anti-Feminist Walks Into a Bar: A Play in Five Acts
- People Are the Problem and They Pretty Much Always Will Be
- The Scalzi Gender
- It’s All Beautiful and Nothing Lasts
- How to Boycott Me, I Mean, REALLY Boycott Me
- Jian Ghomeshi and the Women He Knew
- Script Notes on the Birth of Jesus
We’ve got a week left, 2014. Let’s try to keep it together, shall we.