Patreon Update for 8/3/17

Patreon Update(s)/Introduction July was a very troublesome month for me emotionally and so, ironically, in a month where I had very little of my dog sitting left, I produced (slightly) less content than I had in the previous few months. Most of this can be attributed to that lovely phenomenon known as depression. I had…

Doing Nothing vs. Being Nothing

VICE is commonly derided for having some outlandish articles. They seem to be a clickbait-based website, except that their clickbait has some sort of “cause” to it or it’s “wacky” in some sense. It’s very enmeshed with the alternative cultures of the day, or just whatever fad seems to be happening. On the other hand…

“Lazy Like Lions”, by Apio Ludd

Lazy Like Lions Colin Tudge, Neanderthals, Farmers & Bandits: How Agriculture Really Began, Yale University Prss, 1998 This short book (53 pages) is a clearly written essay exploring the fuzzy line between mere foraging (hunting and gathering) and cultivation. The author is not an “expert” in any of the specific fields one might think necessary…

“In Praise of Bartleby”, by Apio Ludd

(Nick’s Notes: This is the first of two reviews by Apio Ludd that highlight some books that I think us anti-work people may find interesting.) In Praise of Bartleby* Guillaume Paoli – Demotivational Training (Cruel Hospice, 2013) I approached Demotivational Training with low expectations. I have found most recent radical theory out of France to…

“Long Live Work”, by Vivo Covi

(Nick’s Notes: Okay, so realized that I am cheating a bit here. Technically this is just an article by someone else that was published in Apio Ludd’s publication “My Own” and isn’t by Mr. Ludd himself. But I think it’s still well within Mr. Ludd’s spirit all the same!) I don’t charitably sing the praises of…

Abolish Work is going full Luddite!

…No, not that sort of Luddite. It’s Apio Ludd, the author of My Own which is an egoist publication. We’re going to have a full week of his anti-work material! While that is going on I will hopefully be working on a few pieces of my own and locating other pieces to post here. Hope you…