Anecdote: The purpose of an indent in a paragraph start

From the definitive text of Robert Bringhurst’s The Elements of Typographic Style, 4th edition. “The function of a paragraph indent is to mark a pause, setting the paragraph apart from what precedes it. If a paragraph is preceded by a title or subhead, the indent is superfluous and can therefore be omitted.” In other words, […]

On social media, we don’t try to exist. We just try to be visible.

“Now we too are able to use the media to create images of ourselves for the consumption of others. Now we too consume the images that those we know create of themselves. We appear to each other. We manage our appearance for each other. We do not even try to exist. We only strive to […]