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I'm Mordecai P. Martin, but you can call me Mo. I write about Judaism, my life as a New Yorker who no longer lives in New York, cities, solidarity, my wife Atenea, my cat Pharaoh-Let-My-People-Go the Cat, and sometimes I get silly.

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Well well well, look who decided to follow my account. If it isn't all of you (and I'm so grateful)

I accidentally stepped on my cat's tail pretty hard, so I'm clearing my schedule to make time to never forgive myself.

There are two kinds of writing blocks: the ones you solve by giving yourself permission to write, and the ones you solve by denying yourself permission to not write

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Fun fact: Madonna is referred to as "The Material Girl" because she is a Marxist.

I changed all my passwords cuz I got hacked and now I don't know how to log in to like, anything

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AMA Sex Ed edition! 🍒 

Letting go of heroes, which I think Ursula le Guin is right as identifying a perniciously patriarchal story form, will by necessity also mean letting go of deciding whether we like a character based on their morality or the viewpoint they represent. Similarly, letting go of carceral justice will mean reading about characters who make mistakes and cause suffering and are not punished for it and are not judged for it.

If your concern is the morality of your piece, well, first of all, is that a productive concern? Art needs a moral position, a moral dimension, but must it depict a moral universe when no such universe is known to humanity? And secondly, the only way to judge the morality on display in the piece is to first write it.

It's hard to remember that an ethical quandary about character development or plot is also an excuse to not write, and therefore needs to be either ignored, or resolved. Ignoring will almost certainly result in choosing the wrong side morally. Resolving will require writing.

I need someone to hold me and say shhh shhh it's going to be okay. I normally ask Atenea to do this, but she's in Mexico.

Boy you get a lot of pushback when you tell people not to be shitty

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Happy Bobby Bonillo day, my new niece was born today! Her name is Ruthie Bea!

There's so much ugliness in the world, so much cruelty

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