Welcome to Spool-Five. You will find writings on philosophy, literature, film and technology here. I was once an academic. I am currently an ESL teacher in Korea.Subscribe to the blog feed via RSS
More on the alternative internet.
Some thoughts on the Gemini protocol. There is also now a gemini version of this site.
A children's story involving a gardener and a mysterious tree. Still in draft form.
WHAT'S NEXT: A closer look at the show's protagonist, Kevin. Unlike many other mainstream T.V. heroes (Walter White, Tony Soprano), Kevin's character profile is obscure, inscrutable. Yes, those other figures are ambiguous and complex, but Kevin seems almost cartoonish in comparison. However, behind his absurdity and his naive sincerity lurks the deepest portrayal of faith in the show.
NO MIRACLES IN MIRACLE: Part 2 looks at the question of miracles in the show. These are one of its most thrilling aspects when first watching it. But, how are we supposed to read them? Are they simply plot or storytelling 'devices'? Or, in a show about belief, do they say something deeper about the nature of faith?
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