Abraham Kim

If you're reading this then it's still early

93 day writing streak
Abraham's Pantry
🍣 1 Sushi 🍵 1 Tea

My new favorite places to write

I've now been writing within the foobar implementation of Adagia Tribes for a few weeks now. The longest running one is dedicated to writing Short Fiction. Another to practicing Hooks. And finally the most recent is for consistently practicing Poetry.

I've never aspired to write poetry. I started this poetry Tribe...
2021-01-24 22:38:38

Hail to the Six

As of today the year is 6% complete. 

Have you progressed six percent on any goals you had for this year? 

Do you still have goals by this time of the year? 

Or have they vaporized into the droll winds of holiday's end?

Hope it's the former. This is the first time I ever...
2021-01-22 15:00:23

Protecting an image as reply to Whole

I suffer your same habit of avoiding others when feeling down. I also share your realization that it's precisely when people come to us in their vulnerability that we actually learn about their self rather than being blinded by their image.

My primary reason for avoiding others while I'm down has...
2021-01-21 16:08:34

Documenting Adagia
After six weeks

Six weeks is a sweet spot when you are hopeful about the next possible steps but also feeling the growing backlog. This is the time where if the project hasn't died yet then just the right mixture of impatience and excitement might drive you to jump to acceleration. To double...
2021-01-18 03:55:15

What is a blanket?

It's the thing that keeps us warm on cold nights. It's the thing we want wrapped over us even when the night's hot. Because it reminds us of warmth... not only literally but also figuratively. Of a life we once lived even for a short time. Nine months about.

But what...
2021-01-16 13:54:54

Something more important than being right as reply to Solomon Asch

Until about 14 months ago, I was unable to fathom a better way to live than sticking to your guns and being an honest individual. If some or all the people got offended or hurt, well fuck them. That's how I thought and tried to live.

I always found myself as...
2021-01-14 23:08:30

Confronting Truth as reply to Let it bleed

@Abe, to take it up a notch about confronting truth, doesn't it follow that the artist should confront truth in the present, not only in hindsight? Or is that what you mean about growing (learning from the past) in order to confront it (the present). 

It's possible to confront truth in...
2021-01-13 18:52:13

Abstraction as reply to Trust & Agreement: Life Experience Required

As complexity increases, it gets more and more difficult to agree. Sometimes, we try to agree on a concept that has moving variables.

One thing programmers love doing when they should be programming is arguing over the best way to program. Either they idolize the new hot thing, or they scoff...
2021-01-13 18:30:24

Adagia Alerts
Draft Visibility

HI everyone.

I released a replies feature around noon (eastern) today that introduced a privacy slip-up. From noon to about 2:40 PM (est) today,

The Extent of this slipupEvery Adagia user who was signed in could see any draft by any user in their writing dashboard (the screen you see when you...
2021-01-11 19:47:10