“…and all the pieces matter.”

The quotation that opens episode six of The Wire’s first season has a double meaning. The first meaning is most apparent if we place the quote within the larger context of the conversation in which it arises. In this scene, Freamon and Pryzbylewski are having a discussion while monitoring the wire they have on the … Continue reading

Be the Cursor: A writing meditation

The goal, if there is one, is to achieve a level of unity between your thoughts and your fingertips wherein you forget that you are typing at all and simply watch your thoughts appear on the screen before you. As you approach this goal, you will find that your thoughts begin to slow down slightly, … Continue reading

“…a little slow, a little late.”

Note: These posts are not meant to be plot summaries, but commentaries (for a more in-depth description of what we’re aiming at, go here: The Wire). While we will make every effort to avoid including spoilers about later episodes, do not read this post unless you have watched the episode we are discussing. As the … Continue reading

One of us wrote a book…

Hopefully this post doesn’t come off as too self serving, but one of the lads involved in posting on Nothing Just Is has just published an e-book available for purchase for Kindle and Kindle-reading apps. Here is the blurb: Since the first prayer drifted quietly up into the skies, humanity has done business with the … Continue reading