Weekly Medium Rares: Jan 30 — Feb 5
Five Medium stories that left a rare impression on me.
From now on, I’ll be trying to write this weekly thing to highlight some of the stories that came out during my weekly curation time and left a rare impression on me.
I shall call them Medium rares.
This week, I picked five Medium rares.
So When All Else Fails in Policing, Blame the Single Black Mother? by Quintessa
Quintessa’s title needs no explanation — it cuts right to the meat of the matter. It’s a rare piece of writing about a rare kind of stupid that, unfortunately, is given a microphone to share his rare stupidity with the public. Sadly, the issue is real and pressing, and it requires some good, smart,
The Spirit by Carvell Wallace
Carvell Wallace writes a series of articles once or twice a month. Usually, something dramatic happens in his life and sends him into this beautiful stream of rumination about things of small, big and medium importance. This time, Wallace writes about meeting a ghost, listening to the sounds of robbery from his bed and having a terrible headache afterwards.
No Easy Pass by Mauricio Matiz
Mauricio Matiz is in his 60s and he closely monitors his memory for any signs of change. No Easy Pass is a story about one specific forgetting that had probably little to do with ageing. An anxious and stubborn mind, however, can’t just simply let it go unnoticed — it pushes the author to retrieve a lost piece of memory.
How Chess Explains the Constitution by Dustin Arand
This medium rare must have been picked by a lawyer who’s deeply stuck inside me but never reached its full potential. Unlike me, Dustin Arand is a natural, full-blown lawyer that writes about lots of things, the law included.
In this piece of writing, Dustin Arand explains why the Constitution favours a strategic (contextual) reading rather than a literal one. A judge — like a player of chess — should think about the possibilities beyond the immediate move when interpreting the standing rule of law.
The Asemic Terrain by Remy Dean
The Asemic Terrain is just a beautiful Medium rare about how poetic lines are engraved in nature’s landscapes, and how artists can use that terranean poetry in their creative journey of self-expression.
Thank you all for writing these Medium rares, thank you all for reading these Medium rares and to the next week!