Why We Spend Our Brief Lives Indoors, Alone, and Typing

Or, how I justify teaching my students the dying art of writing

Timothy Kreider
Human Parts

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Illustration: Bruno Mangyoku

I worry about what to tell Kate.

For most of my students, knowing how to write well will just be an unfair advantage in whatever career they choose — I tell them it’s like being rich, or pretty. But Kate takes art personally: she loves the…

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Timothy Kreider
Human Parts

Tim Kreider is the author of two essay collections, and a frequent contributor to Medium and The New York Times. He lives in NYC and the Chesapeake Bay area.